Having two older sisters, Charlie gets a lot of love. He also learns a lot from his sisters, including their love of YouTube, and making videos. When we went through our ‘Cups‘ phase, the girls watched & recorded a LOT of YouTube videos.
The other day, Charlie got out a cup, sat down with my phone and set it up to record himself teaching ‘Cups’. He needed help turning the camera off, but other than that, this is all his doing:
I love how he starts doing it, and then stops to do a bit of a tutorial and then starts singing again. Mostly all the wrong words, and clearly a much simpler version of the moves, but perfect for a three year old.
In the last two days, I’ve spent more than 6 hours learning/teaching/doing “Cups” with the girls. Bella and I did it for three hours straight last night while Abby was at gymnastics!
We saw it first on the movie “Pitch Perfect” (which is FABULOUS, if you haven’t seen it). In the movie, Anna Kendrick does her version of Lulu and the Lampshade’s “Cups” (You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone). Their YouTube video is here.
See Anna Kendrick doing it here – from when she was on David Letterman – she’s crazy fast! This is a longer version than the video I posted on Friday – it gives more background.
So now the girls and I have a dream to do it perfectly, at every family get together, maybe even busking at the first Calgary Flames home game! Kidding. Kinda.
And here’s the best part – Bella is better than Abby! Shhhh…don’t tell her I said that. Although she does have 3 more hours of practice in than her!
Here’s Bella doing it alone (notice how she can even wipe her nose with her arm while doing it – pure, raw talent! :