Some of you may have (or have had) 6 year olds that you think are pretty cute and clever and all that. With all due respect to your own wonderful children, my Clark is really something else. He has this unabashed enthusiasm about things. He feels stuff all the way. His happy is bouncy-like, and his sadness is of the weeping and wailing variety. Today the tears and tragic cries flowed freely when his post-baseball game brownie fell out of the package onto the ground below the bleachers. Oh, the suffering. He loves to laugh, giggle, scheme, and grin mischievously about things. He also likes to sneak food, hide his clean laundry in the back of his closet instead of putting it away, and make way too many jokes about underwear and other bathroom-related topics, but that’s all fodder for another post. Clark is a boy with heart.
So we made this video a little over a week ago because he kept singing this song over and over again around the house and it occured to me, You know, I really ought to record this for posterity’s sake because it really is kind of priceless. So I convinced him to come over to the computer camera and sing his song for me. Unfortunately, the stupid program kept cutting off the recording partway through, so he had to start over many, many times. By the time we got to the final (and first complete) recording, he had somehow come up with a whole bunch of “actions” to go along with his singing (oh, the actions!). And maybe it’s just me, his proud and totally amused mom, but I think this is a classic. It’s definitely classic Clark, and maybe I’m delusional thinking that anyone else will find it as equally endearing and awkwardly hilarious as I do, but I decided to share it anyway. But then I thought, What if it really is as great as I think it is and it goes viral and then I’ll have to go on those early morning talk shows? I’m wearing my pajamas and yesterday’s mascara in this video. I don’t even have anything to wear on TV, and I need a haircut, plus we’d be sitting there on national television and Clark would crack some joke about underwear or something and I’d be mortified. So enjoy the video, but not too much.
Dear readers, this is my Clark: