How to break into your own house

March 04, 2011 By: erik Category: Funny, Offspring, Videos 1,012 views

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How to break into your own house (freeze frame)Nora has learned a new trick: climbing into her house through the window. Naturally, I set about to record a video of her doing so, and two unforeseen events occurred. First, Narcissus noticed herself on the camera viewfinder and had to run over for a closer look. And second, when I tried to use the excuse of “Oh no, your key is inside the house!” to get her to climb through the window, she did, but then she berated me for being such a jerk as to throw her key into the house. The result was a rather bizarre, but still cute video.I was just out of frame to the left, ready to catch her if she lost her grip. I’m still too cautious to let her try the maneuver without a spotter.

That’s her potty there just outside her house. She likes to sit there, but doesn’t really understand what its for or have conscious control over the necessary sphincters yet.

  • So cute! I love the completely bilingual conversation. She does know “la llave” when talking to her mother?

  • Paul

    Very cute. I liked the way she stopped climbing in the window long enough to go close the door first. It didn’t seem to make sense to her to climb in the window with the door standing open.

    Wasn’t that a pair of shoulder shrugs she threw in just before she said “Man, don’t throw the key on the floor”? Has a shoulder shrug appeared at other times when she has used “Hombre”?

    • erik

      I’m not sure about the shoulder shrug, but the double palm up gesture does often accompany an hombre.

  • I like how she wags her finger at you when telling you what not to do. I can’t wait to visit her house . . .

  • This is the very rare exception to the rule that other people’s home videos suck. Indeed, this is awesome.

    • erik

      Thank you. By prefixing your compliment with your generalized negative opinion, your positive review seems much stronger. Well done.

  • @LauraAngela, no, I think she uses key. But if she were with her abuela, once Abuela said “llave”, I think Nora would switch.

  • Lee

    1) the “hombre” is priceless…and 2) I hope you remember this when she’s 16 and sneaking OUT the window to go out at night….

  • Janet Webb

    Nora is so precious. I loved the finger wag too! It’s cool that her house came with an outhouse. 🙂

  • I was just cackling through my breakfast. Oy, dad, enough with the messy key-throwing! At least place it on the floor, or on a table. Is she a very tidy child, or only within her own house?

    Side tidbit, they call those ‘Wendy Houses’ here. Not sure why.

    • erik

      Now I’m cackling through my breakfast! I am very much looking forward to The Tidy Phase, but it’s not here yet. She’s firmly playing on Entropy’s team at the moment.

      She must have learned the “Don’t throw that on the floor!” sentence from daycare, where I assume it escapes the daycare professionals’ lips several times an hour. Since this video was recorded, however, she has taken on the role of key thrower and likes to throw the key inside the house, run in and get it, and throw it in again.

      Those Scots are a weird lot, aren’t they? Apparently it’s to do with a prop on the stage of the original Peter Pan play.