Monday, November 9, 2009

Asher a Cappella

Asher, Asher, Asher. Such a silly baby. I believe I wrote in a previous post about his lack of real-word speech. I suspect that he knows more than he lets on, and that when he decides to really talk, he'll start with full sentences.

A few days ago as he and I were grocery shopping I realized he was singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." Without clear words, it was hard to tell (and the tune is used in so many songs you know) but I took a guess that that's what he was singing and by his reaction when I joined him I knew I was spot on. So, I started inviting him to sing it with me over the last few days. I realized that he was accentuating parts where he knew the word was coming up. He actually knows the song pretty well, but when I sing it every night (and other times throughout the day) he'd never joined me. He just silently learns stuff.

Two nights ago I was thinking about that, and thought, let's see what else he knows. So I specifically invited him to join me in "I Am a Child of God" and he excitedly joined in, again accentuating certain words that he knew were coming. I can't believe this child. Again, it's a song I sing at least once a day, part of our bedtime singing routine, and he's NEVER sung with me until I invited him. What a nut.

Here's a clip of him singing. The parts were he drops off are areas that he often sings... he gets distracted easily. At the end, there's an encore clip of his favorite animal sound.

He also (not as consistently though) enjoys singing "The babyies on the Bus say Wah Wah Wah;" "The Mommies on the bus say shh shh shh;" and "With a Moo Moo here, and a Moo Moo there"

And yes, Asher IS that child you hear busting out a tune with the hymn book open on his lap in the middle of Sacrament Meeting.


Our Army Life said...

Very cute clip... I played it with AJ watching and he started to sing along too.

Kenyon said...

Aw, what a sweetie! He's got a decent ear, too, yeah? I can't believe how big he's getting. What awesome things to have captured on video!

(Ang, but signed in under Kenyon and too lazy to change)