As I have stated before, my child is no stranger to technology. I mean, cmon. This can’t be shocker. He is also a talker. I mean non-stop, making no sense, talker. He reenacts books and tv shows. He makes character voices. He even makes puppets with his socks and gives them funny voices. The kid isn’t lacking imagination.
With all the talking though, we can understand about 85% of it. A good bit of time is turned into “mumble mumble Thomas! Mumble OH NO THE BEES!” and we just sit there in awe. And don’t get my started on the repeating. Oy.
Well this weekend he asked for the iPad. He picked Talking Larry The Bird. Basic concept, the bird repeats you in a high pitched voice. He also has buttons to make him sing, move and even get struck my lightning (WTF right?). Usually this app is kinda short lived before he moves back to Toca Boca or watching a video but today he lingered. He found a friend in Larry. He began telling Larry about his toys and even reading him a book. Larry only picks up the words he was saying pretty loudly so it wasn’t everything. Here was a sample conversation with Larry the Bird that had Kevin and I in tears trying not to laugh:
Landon: “Hey bird, I’m gonna read you this Thomas book!”
Larry: “Thomas book!”
Landon: “Yeah. Ok. Here is Thomas and here is Percy!”
Landon: “Yeah! And then mumble mumble mumble Sir Topham Hatt and …”
Larry (“interrupting”): “Sir Topham Hatt”
Landon: ” No bird. Stop. You listen!”
O Larry, welcome to our world. We get no respect.
I tried to capture some of him reading to Larry on my phone. Enjoy.