Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Trying My Hand At Child Psychology

Last night, Mary had to work late and we had to switch up child taxi duty.  So after work I went for run and then went to pick Ian up from his after school program.  I found Ian in rare form - crabby and demanding to be fed immediately.  After some negotiation, we agreed to stop by the market and pick up a rotisserie chicken.  I also told him that if things got critical and he fainted from hunger in aisle 2, we could split a Clif Bar or something.

This seemed to work until we got into the market.  Then he started up again.  So in a moment (of what I think was) brilliance, I set my phone to record video and told him to follow me around and make a movie.

video


It's kind of interesting to get a glimpse of how Ian looks at things.  Note the abrupt change in direction after he computes what he had just seen on the rack.  We never did have to get a Clif Bar.

22 comments:

ajh said...

If there had been a kitten there too you would have really had it made! There is nothing like a kitten!

Jennifer said...

That's actually pretty funny. BTW the white socks really are fashionable.

lindsay said...

Thats awesome. You make a great baby sitter!

I can't believe you missed my hike post - I repped your free yourself tee! One guy on the trail asked me what it meant, I was like umm, to me it's self-explanatory. Anywho, I wore it for a photo opp and then realized (when I got home) that my jacket covered it some.

P said...

Awesome! I have to agree that your plan of distraction was brilliant.

Christi said...

A brillant idea! I wiwh I would have had that option when my guy was young!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Any parent that doesn't even try the distraction ploy is a complete fool. Thankfully we have a lot more toys to offer, including technology!

One Crazy Penguin said...

I kind of feel like that some days...."ooh pretty colors!"

Great distraction ploy. It's interesting because there have actually been quite a number of psych studies that have either given children camera on put cameras on them in some manner in order to study their thought processes and focus. You're a PhD in the making!

Laura said...

OMG that was hysterical. So a little trip into a little boys mind. :) Love the compression gear at the grocery store as well! :)

Big Clyde said...

What a great idea. You should do this more often. I loved the two voices:
1. The saddest announcement over the PA system.
2. "Daddy, look at this!"

Johann said...

That is really cool, love it! I think my son would have made a very similar video.

Quinton J said...

...Wonder if this works when wifey is shoppin'?

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Awesomeness... I hope your wife was impressed with your genius!

J. L. said...

I wonder how our parents ever survived without portable devices :-) Oh, that's right. Our parents left us in the car while they ran their errands. Great video!

TRI714 said...

I like the part you said about looking through his eyes. He was all over the road until Batman and Robin made there presence !!
Boldly rocking the compression socks ! Good for you homie !

Ironman By Thirty said...

Love it!

Food, food, food, food... ohhhhh Batman!

Heather said...

Why haven't I thought of this before? thanks for the idea!

Kristin said...
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Kristin said...

WHy didn't I think of that?? Love how he stopped dead in his tracks for Batman and Robin!!

Raegun said...

Did you manage to get out of the store without the DVD? Great tactics!

Cynthia O'H said...

Batman to the rescue!
I love roti chicken; they rescue me from kitchen duties about twice a month!

Glenn Jones said...

Ha ha. Just wait until he's a teenager and thinks he knows more than you do....

Emz said...

sweet socks man.

would batman wear those?!

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