Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Whistler

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To our surprise, Joaquin has learned to whistle! One morning Ian and I awoke to Joaquin's babble on the monitor, when suddenly he started whistling. We both looked at each other and said, "Is he whistling?"

You know, at this stage in a 9 month old's life just getting him to do something simple, like wave or clap, is quite a task. So, it came as quite a shock when without any training or modeling Joaquin took to whistling. (It's not like this house resembles the 7 dwarfs, "whistle while we work" atmosphere.) To be totally honest, I can't even whistle at the age of 30! I do believe this is an early sign Joaquin must obviously be a musical genius! :)

Ever since then we have been trying to catch him whistling on tape. He seems to do it at the strangest times--when he is eating, when he is concentrating, when he is playing in his crib--it just sorta slips out, and suddenly he is in the midst of a tune! It is the cutest thing!

So, one morning we tried to coax the whistle out of him and here is a short video of Ian and Joaquin whistling. :)

3 comments:

  1. NO WAY! I am so so impressed. I can't whistle either and it drives me insane. Glad to know the baby can do it. Really helps my self esteem.

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  2. Oh my gosh! Ian told me about this the other day. That's the most incredible thing I've seen in such a long time! What a handsome little whistler!! Haha now Rachel can be "whistlers mother" Ian can tell you about that one. :)

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