the gregory brothers :: auto-tune the news no.3

elijah likes auto-tune the news so much that he asks for it saying, “‘o-to tune da nu~ eve-thin beta o-to tune~’, miru (watch)!” he dances to it. it’s super-adorable.

sometimes i don’t want him to watch it.  i want to go out and play instead.

so i say ::

ママ 「今日ね、ちょっと見れないの。コンピューターが寝てるから。」


イライジャ 「おねんねしてるの?」 (ちょっと寂しそう)


イライジャ 「ママ!大丈夫だよ。こっちのコンピュータ、起きてるよ!こっちで見れるよ!」

mama “we can’t watch it today, because the computer is sleeping.”

(pointing at the laptop in the living room)

elijah “(it’s) sleeping?” (looking sad)

(elijah runs to the office)

elijah “mama!  it’s okay!  this computer is awake!  (we) can watch it here!”

auto-tune the news will continue to echo in my head all day long…

posh boy, elijah

meet me at the bus stop

elijah loves this song. he asks me saying ‘meet. me. at. the. bus. stop. miru! (watch)’. we watch this over and over again. he even asks me to show this video when we’re driving. that happened when we drove to kananaskis a few weeks ago — an eight hour drive. paul and i ended up singing the catchy part again and again. elijah looked satisfied and was happy all the way to the top of the rocky mountains.

awesome song for him to love!

bus stop: avant-garde animation from sesame street

this is elijah’s favorite video at the moment. he asks ‘motto! (more)’ even before it ends. we end up watching again and again. when i finally stop the video, he sheds actual tears and says ‘mata miru~! (watch again!)’. tough luck. ‘mata’ comes tomorrow.

elijah likes this video so much but i don’t want to show it too often. so i sing the short version of the melody to him and say ‘bus stop’ in a dark and low voice. he asks me to sing it again and again so i sing it to him again and again.

elijah loves watching the buses go past our window every day. i take him on bus rides from time to time, mostly just for fun. he is so happy and enthusiastic waiting for the bus even when it’s minus 25. he goes ‘basu, mada kana? (bus, not yet)… ah~!!! kita kita kita kita! (here it comes! comes comes comes!).”  if a school bus drives by he says ‘icchatta… (it’s gone…).’  when a tow truck drives past he says ‘oh~!!! TOW TRUCK!’.

minus 25 feels like plus 25.