A few days before our son’s birthday, my wife and I stayed up late looking at old pictures and videos of our little guy. I showed her a video I had made when he and I took a trip to the zoo during some father / son bonding time. As a one-and-a-half year toddler, he was fascinated watching a couple of older kids playing the drums. He stood nearby completely memorized until they finished and had walked away. He took a quick look at the drums before deciding to walk away into some nearby plants. I asked him if he wanted to try them out and he gave a slight head shake.

I decided to press the matter by tapping the drums a few times myself to see if I could make them interesting enough for him to come and try playing them himself. My plan worked perfectly. He came back and tried out the drums. I did it. Great Dad moment, right???…

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