Sunday, 26 October 2008

Snail Rider

The Two Towers has introduced us to the concept of Wolf Riders. A New Zealand film film has introduced us to the concept of Whale Riders. And now comes Dylan, introducing us to Snail Riders. At least in the video below.
As I say in the video, Dylan's snail is a toy we've borrowed from our local toy library. As I have said here before, it's a good concept since we would never be buying him a toy like that, but to have it on loan for a fortnight is not bad at all. He's obviously enjoying it, even though he's quite sick again with a cold (which has already invaded Jo, too; I must be next in line).

I have to say that we've had greater bouts of enthusiasm coming out of Dylan with regards to said snail than you can see in the video, it's just that he's not acting the same when he sees the camera and I can't be bothered to hold the camera all day long just to catch that most magical of moments. It's one of those things where by the time you notice it's that moment the magic has gone and you didn't even turn the power on the camera.
Talking about magic moments, Dylan is already walking. It's just a few steps at a time and he's as confident as I am with, say, cooking, but he's walking. Again - capturing that on camera is something that would, at this stage, require the likes of David Attenborough.


Wicked Little Critta said...

When did he grow up? For some reason he looks noticeably older in this video. Maybe it's the wisdom that walking brings.

P.S. Yay for shapesorters!

Moshe Reuveni said...

People that have last seen him before we went traveling were talking the same as you, so it must be that the month away without being sick has allowed him to live long and prosper.
As for shape sorters, we have a sophisticated Tupperware one Jo got him (not only sophisticated but also stupidly expensive), but it's too sophisticated for him, at least for now (did I mention we're planning on him being a plumber?). So we got a simpleton grade one from the toy library.