Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Whistler

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. :)


  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.

  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. :)