I Wanna Watch The Man Paint The Girl

“I wanna watch the man paint the girl!”

This is what Simon, age two years and eight months, is saying as he sits in my lap. He means that he wants to watch this for the third fourth time:

I promise that I’m a good parent. He just loves watching music videos on YouTube, because the man sings and maybe plays drums. Last session, it was a few Stevie Wonder live videos. We used to sit and make fun noises with GarageBand, but these days, it’s “watch the man sing!”

Update: We have transitioned effortlessly to this:

…which features what must be the best telephone-based song intro of all time.

Update 2: At the end of the Marvin Gaye video, he said, “That was cool!” See, I am a good parent.