A few months ago, I decided to consolidate all the children’s books in the house to Bubbers’ bookshelf downstairs.
And as I was reorganizing, I came across a small collection of random books that I’ve kept from my childhood, that I added to his shelf.
This is a sweet book that I enjoyed looking at when I was a kid.
I’d never actually read it until a few weeks ago and it made me cry. It’s very sweet.
Charming wishes this was not added to his son’s bookshelf and I can understand that.
To be honest, I never remember reading it when I was a kid, but somehow I ended up with it, so I’ve held onto it.
(It brings back fond memories of my little plastic Strawberry Shortcake that smelled like strawberries).
And this one I remember buying at one of those elementary school fairs and thinking it was pretty cool.
I hesitated in adding it to Bubbers’ bookshelf because I didn’t think a one-year-old kid would have any interest in jokes.
But it was small and didn’t take up much room, so I went ahead and added it, figuring it wouldn’t get read for a few years.
Boy was I wrong!
The first time Bubbers saw it, he called it the “Elephant Book” and asked me to read it to him.
I did, but I still didn’t think it would keep his attention.
Boy was I wrong again!
He had me read it to him every day and it wasn’t long before he started chuckling after his favorite jokes.
It wasn’t long before he started telling his favorite jokes!
Specifically, the “squirrel joke”.
He started telling this joke and then burst out laughing afterward.
It was absolutely adorable, so we had to break out the video camera:
Our favorite things about this video:
- His awesome smile and sparkling eyes
- His contagious laugh
- How excited he is in “Take One” and how he spontaneously launches into performing “The Wise Man Built His House Upon a Rock” and “Book of Mormon Stories” (though it makes my heart ache to watch him look at me for help when I don’t really know what he wants help with and I feel bad)
- His funny arm thing in “Take Two” and how he patiently repeats, “Mommy, right there?” over and over until I directly respond
- His little hand motions for the songs– especially his little fist and open palm for “rock”
- How he makes us laugh every time we watch it
March 2009, 22 months old