Thought I share a funny story this week about my three year old nephew with you guys. Sorry I forgot to take pictures but you can file this under crazy things that kids do. Anyway, my family went out to one of those casino style buffets where you pay really good money for amazing food. My sister and her family accompanied us to the venue and we ate until we busted a gut or fell into a food coma.
My nephew is three and will be turning four at the end of this year. His parents and I limit the amount of sugar he’s allowed to have because quite frankly it’s not good for him. Special outings like this one he’s aloud to have a little ice cream or a cookie now and again. The problem was that little tyke is a crafty little man and started sneaking in a little more sweets than expected from the dessert line. Yup, our fault for not watching him like a hawk 24/7. Let’s just say the little man was on a HUGE sugar high.
How bad was it? Well, let me paint the picture for you. My sis and I were hitting the line for crepes when suddenly out of the blue my three year old nephew tugs on my sister’s shirt and says the following.
“Mommy look! Gangnam Style!”
He then proceeds to dance to the K-Pop song like there’s no tomorrow. Okay for those unfamiliar with Korean pop, the Gangnam Style song is this kitschy club song by Korean artist PSY in the same level as the Macarena. Basically, you dance around like you’re riding a horse and throw in a lasso move with your arm.
Now imagine a three year old high on sugar performing it in front of shocked buffet patrons. This might be cute for maybe a few minutes but it tends to lose its funniness. It got even worse when he continued to dp it for nearly half an hour between intervals.
“Look uncle! Gangnam Style!”
What’s a doting uncle to do with such a sugar high kid?
DENY. DENY. DENY.
“Um?” I say as customers at the buffet line look at me funny. “I don’t know this kid. Did anyone lose an orphan a minute ago?”
“Look RHU! Gangnam Style!”