Incredibly Useful How-To Instructions From a 6-Year-Old (VIDEO)

When my kids were smaller, it seems like I was always pointing the video camera in their direction. First steps, first words, first deliberate face-plant into a chocolate birthday cake (that would be my older son) ... I tried to get as much footage as possible back then, because I knew how amazing it would be to revisit those early moments when they were older.

I'm so glad I did this, because now I don't have to rely solely on my treacherous memory for some of those milestones. I can watch both my sons learn how to walk, over and over. (And I cry like a giant dork every single time.)

Lately I haven't been using the camera as much. They're moving too fast, for one thing. It seems like we're all too busy to stop and press record (not that that's a bad thing).

So I recently started a new video project, just for fun. I call it the How to Do Everything Series—one which involves, mainly, my kindergartner doing what he likes to do best: tell you the right way to do things.

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Here's what I've put together so far:

HOWTO lessons from Riley & Dylan from Linda Lee on Vimeo.

Heh. My favorite is when Riley says, "Can you do that? If you can, I think you can draw a volcano." I KNEW those old Joy of Painting shows would pay off someday.

How often do you get your kids on video?


Image via Linda Sharps

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