A pair of awesomesauce parents in the UK strapped a video camera to their 2-year-old’s head and filmed how things looked from her POV. The result is shaky, nausea-inducing -- and so incredibly adorable.
Please. Someone help me kit out my daughter Penelope’s helmet with a camera so I can see things the way she does, too. Because this isn’t just cute. It’s an incredibly valuable reminder of how big we loom, how huge the world is, how wee our little ones are. Watch it and see if you agree.
For me, the best parts are:
- Ellie and her dad talking in the same silly voice.
- Ellie's mom’s open Ergo hanging from her waist. Mom fashion do!
- The moment when Ellie turns around, triumphant, to look at the huuuuuge slide she just went down.
In addition, I want to know:
- How have these parents gotten Ellie to actually blow when they wipe her nose?
- How have they also gotten her to keep anything on her head -- I mean anything??
Mostly though, I just keep watching it over and over, because I’m trying to reach back to my own toddler sense-memories. I do remember crying in my crib because my foot hurt, and relief at seeing my sister and mom run in. I do remember laughing with pleasure as my mom swooped down on me and covered me with kisses, and I remember feeling self-conscious when I looked up from playing and caught my parents smiling at me.
I want more, though. I think I want reassurance that these precious days I spend with Penelope and Abigail are going to stay in there somewhere -- that they’ll remember turning and seeing me, squatting down to wave at them and holding my arms out to pick them up.
How do you like The Ellie Cam? What would your toddler see if he had a camera on his head?
Image via YouTube