Saturday, December 13, 2008

I Will Always Love YOOOOUUUUU!


What can I say, the little guy has music in the soul. Errands with a three year old often makes me want to bang my head up against a wall. I was printing off pictures for Christmas cards. Let me re-phrase, I had to print off the same picture 40 times for Christmas cards. Seeing as how it was only one picture I had to choose, it's a relatively quick process...if your darling child does not run off to be prey of kidnappers! I couldn't even select the picture before he would run off again! Being nine months pregnant and lacking more patience than normal, my 'public face' was disintegrating and my composure less than the merriment the Christmas season desereves.
Thankfully, he ran off to the same place over and over again. The Porter Trim destination of interest was the electronics department in London Drugs. Finally, the electronics manager came to me and told me not to worry because he and his co-workers were watching Porter. He said, 'He's hilarious! He's really good at karaoke. He's just belting it out so we like watching him.'
Time for me to abandon the picture post and watch my performer. There he was, in front of the big screen holding on to the microphone singing his heart out to Whitney's classic, 'I'll always love you.' I came in during one of the long 'oooooo-ahhhhhh'. When Porter saw me, he said excitedly, 'Come on Mummy!' and handed me the other microphone. I couldn't turn down an opportunity like that so I sang along with Porter and Whitney (don't worry I let them out sing me).
Sometimes my schedule isn't the one that matters but just taking time to enjoy my son's curiousities and fun. In the end, it was so much fun...even though at the close of the soulful tune Porter pooped in his underwear which made the mood quickly turn BUT it was still the most precious thing to watch him continually migrate to the mic to go sing his heart out. I can't believe I was printing off pictures and didn't have my camera to capture him in action! Next step is choreography...but I don't know if Lane's input in the parenting would agree with Step 2, but I mean come on, it worked for Zac Efron! Porter has a lot going for him. ;)

5 comments:

Lindsay Pratt said...

Hilarious story!!

I can't believe you joined in the singing! Actually, yes I can...

The fact that Porter ooped in his underwear after the song makes the story that much better!

Lindsay Pratt said...

and by ooped I mean pooped

granny gates said...

hi

granny gates said...

Soooo cute. It reminds me of when a first time mother notices that her one year keeps being drawn to any piano that s/he sees. Thinking that the child must have some God-given talent straight from heaven to constantly seek out any piano in any atmosphere. Stretching up high over his head to plink the keys out to hear the sweet sound. Then noting after 2 or 3 other children and the hundreds of other children that she has been exposed to, that everyone of them have the same draw. It isn't necessarily the musical quality that draws them, but moreso a giant noise box! Porter, however, does seem to have that special musical draw. Like the first time he saw High School Musical and couldn't stand to sit and watch the movie, instead he jumped up and danced and sang the whole way through with the rest of the cast. Not knowing the words or melody was any hindrance to him as he belted out strong and loud in his 3 year voice, "Aaaaaaaahhhhhh - ooooooooooohhhhh- lalalalalalalaala - eeeeeeeeeeeeee- oooouuuuuuuuuuuuuu!" So envisioning him as he entertained with his whole heart a store full of holiday shoppers was just as sweet as witnessing it first hand. Well, maybe not that sweet. It will be a sad day when he can longer wear his heart on his sleeve and do what he is moved to do ... but who knows, we may not see that day for some time. Look at his mom in her mid-twenties and still willing to pick up a microphone in the middle of London Drugs and sing back-up for the main-stage!

Josh, Shauna, Allison, Brynlee said...

That is TOOO cute! What a fun little boy! I believe you had your 2nd by now, can't wait to see pictures and I pray all went well!