Thursday, December 29, 2011

herding cats

It's not unlike herding cats.

This brief video, taken from my i-Phone, illustrates how three grandsons can be completely uncooperative, while giving the appearance of participating in a brief group video.

The occasion was a birthday party (for me) and Emilie (youngest and childless but holding her nephew in the video - right) gave me an Arkansas Toothpick for my birthday because presumably I needed one. The Romans would have called it a gladius... 

But I digress. Listen to the cooing and strange noises coming from composed adults, all in the effort to elicit a smile from a child. 

4 comments:

Azra said...

Happy Birthday LL! It's amazing the lengths we'd go to as adults, to get a toothless smile. Hope you enjoyed your day with your kids and grandkids. And Happy New Year :)

Race Bannon said...

Thank God! I thought it was going to actually be a cat video...which, maybe with the blade, would have made for great Internet.

WoFat said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on the blade. Never know when you'll want to stick somebody.

LL said...

And here I was thinking that an Arkansas Toothpick was just for picking teeth and cleaning nails...

Race & Wo, it would have made a great cat video. I'll have to consider the production value for a future project.

Thanks, Azra. Happy New Year!

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