Simon’s Gift

Simon’s Gift

The dear child has surprised us yet again with hitherto undiscovered talents, which he unveiled just in time for Father’s Day much to Micah’s (and my) enjoyment.

Exhibit A:

You may not be able to discern what the talent is at first sneeze, so allow me to point out the finer points. Note, first of all, the false modesty with which the child begins his performance. “No camera . . . no talk to me.” But then, when confronted with his own beautiful visage, he cannot contain his delight (that’s how we know the modesty is false). He clearly thinks he’s as cute as we do. And then, sigh, that lovely falsetto. Who knew the boy had such singing chops? Not us. Surely he will do us proud as a countertenor at the Met. Our hopes are as high as his voice.

Exhibit B:

At church today the Primary (ages 3-11) and Nursery children (ages 18 months-3) sang some songs for Father’s Day. We were thrilled to have our son demonstrate his newly-found gift for a wider audience, of course, and sent him to the front of the chapel post haste. He was still one of the last children there (blasted short legs and shorter attention span!), which, thankfully, meant he was on the front row. He didn’t know that, though. All he knew was that as he was walking up the steps, he found himself facing a wall of children. His way was thwarted. He was stuck with his back towards the congregation. Nothing could be done so he just stood there. Facing the rest of the kids. Through both songs. Singing to the choir, if you will. Two parents have never been so proud. Or taken with such a fit of the giggles in the middle of sacrament meeting.

Despite his predicament, I was told by someone that he could hear Simon loud and clear, his voice carrying angelically above the other children’s.

I think he was lying.

13 thoughts on “Simon’s Gift

  1. This was so deliciously written! I'm only sorry that I'm reading it at church while Ambrose slumbees and is therefore missing nursery. If I was reading this on our home computer as opposed to my phone I could watch that video! Blast. :)

  2. it's so strange to see your baby talking and singing! last time we saw him he was like a month old or something!
    and I agree that was very well written!

    He's darn cute!

  3. I have to give credit where credit is due: Micah was the creative director as far as writing style goes. I just do what he says and everything turns out okay. :)

  4. BwaHAHAHA. Love. that. voice. Oh the falsetto, I can't get enough. And that cheezy grin at the end! Do you just laugh at this kid all day long, he's darling!

  5. LOL! I'm still giggling out loud! He is so cute and smart! Oh the joys of singing in church. Congrats guys, you have arrived at one of the funnest eras of parenthood. It's only just begun.

  6. We do in fact spend most of the day laughing at him. And I love these cheesy faces he's coming up with. It is amazing to me that just a few months ago he could hardly speak and now he's cracking us up with his witty banter and physical humor. Hahaha. Good times ahead, I'm sure.

  7. He's got a pretty nice set of pipes on him. I think he can sing higher than I can (but that's not that hard).

  8. Simon is one of my favorite kids, he is so awesome. I loved the video, and I really wish I had been there to see him singing to the choir!

  9. Hilarious! I've watched this before, and I'll watch it again. Watching Simon today made my day! :)

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