Monday, February 15, 2010

This is a first for me.

Our little man George has become obsessed with music and dancing. I personally think this is a great thing. If you don't live with us (like Lindsey) then you probably don't know that our family occasionally engages in "Dance Party USA" moments. Yes, I put on some music, turn it up really loud, and we rock out in the living room - all of us doing our own crazy dance moves - even Chuck sometimes. It is only somewhat embarrassing to do it in front of a new person (i.e. Lindsey) for the first time, but then that person learns to get over it and enjoy the show, even if she doesn't join in the fun. But George - well, he loves to dance and it doesn't matter whether I'm singing or if he hears a commercial with a catchy tune, or if we're at church listening to an upbeat hymn. He loves to dance. Loves it. And I love to watch him dance.

Lindsey, albeit not a dancing fool, does enjoy playing music on her ipod or listening to music on tv on a regular basis. It is for this reason that my little man started singing before he started talking. He does not currently say "mommy" or "daddy" or any other recognizable words, to our disappointment. However, he can sing one particular song. And we all listened in wonder the first time we each heard him sing some lines from Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance." Nope, I'm not lying. This is the first time I've ever heard of a kid singing before he says his first word. I've tried to catch this on video on multiple occasions, but every time he sees the camera, he becomes totally distracted from singing the song and focuses on the camera in silence or dives for the camera like you see here.

It is totally frustrating, because this is one of the funniest things I've ever seen and when Lindsey first told me about it I didn't believe her until I heard it for myself. So, I guess you may not believe me, but he totally does it and it cracks me up.

Now, for the older, possibly unexposed readers out there, here is a link to Lady Gaga's song so you can hear what it sounds like. My sweet little man, bops up and down while he sings, "ga ga ooo ma ma." The lyrics are:
Roma roma-ma
Oh la-la
He doesn't have the words exactly right, but when he sings it, you know exactly what song he's singing. It is hilarious. He's listening to Lady Gaga in this picture.

And this picture:

All you have to say is "Oh ma, ooh la la" and he'll repeat it and bop up and down. Then Luke will correct us when we get the words wrong and he'll sing practically the entire song. At least we have something that we know will cheer up George anytime - a little Lady Gaga goes a long way with him.


Mom said...

I love it.

The Potters said...

Awesome. Enough said. Love it.

Mary said...

I am sure Lady Gaga never imagined she would be helping teach babies to talk...

Emily said...

It's true. I've seen him do it! We always knew he was awesome. I just hope he doesn't ask to ride on a disco stick next.

Theresa said...

Oh, Lord! Em, I hope he doesn't do that!