The toddler from outer spaceFebruary 3, 2009
In a good science fiction movie, the usual laws of science may not apply, but the world is not completely nonsensical; it is still governed by certain rules. We may not always understand them or approve of them, but they are there just the same.
As I see it, watching a toddler is sort of like watching a science fiction movie. The rules of toddler behavior can be hard to grasp and even harder to accept, but at least there are some rules, a fact that I find comforting.
My latest video of Phil, while not necessarily as entertaining as some others in the collection, nicely illustrates this aspect of toddlerhood. Phil’s actions in the video are, to an adult observer, ridiculous, but they aren’t random. He operates according to a protocol — one that he uses before every bath, I might add. Whether this seems cute or annoying to me depends on the day.
I guess some nights you’re in the mood for a sci-fi film and some nights you aren’t.