Friday, March 7, 2014

How My Kid Became Obsessed with Michael Jackson

No, I mean obsessed. Like, he wears a sparkly glove out in public. Do you know any other two year olds who wanted to be Michael Jackson for Halloween?


please notice his hair

I try not to make this blog about my child, because let's face it, nobody cares as much about your special snowflake as you do. I know that. But I get a lot of questions about his interest in the King of Pop, and I also want to document this so that one day I can embarrass him in front of his girlfriend I'll remember it.

It all started with my friend's son, Brian [name changed to protect the innocent, and plus I don't have her permission, and plus the real life Brian would probably kill me]. Brian is a HUGE fan of MJ. In fact, I went to the movies to see This is It with him when he was maybe five years old. Anyway, over the summer, Brian, who was nine at the time, put on a show for us parents. He tirelessly performed a spectacular two hour set list, complete with costume changes. And Kid A was absolutely starstruck, and the rest is history.

He thinks Brian is Michael Jackson. When we get in the car (EVERY TIME WE GET IN THE CAR), he says, "Mom, put Brian on." We watch Michael Jackson videos on the iPad constantly. He used to walk around wearing a winter glove before I made him the sparkly one. I love catching people's reactions to him in public.

I could talk about it all day, but I might as well show you. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is this video worth? It's a little long, but if you stick with it you will be paid in power-slides.


3 comments:

  1. Bah there is no vid for meh

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  2. Bah there is no vid for meh

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  3. I'm not sure why, how are you trying to view? Mobile? Firefox? Chrome?

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