Oh, Internet. I am all too thrilled for this post. Shawn has a DVD full of videos of him and his family from waaaay back in the day. There were a few that I couldn't stop laughing at - only because they were adorable. Oh, and because my husband looked like an 11 year old version of Napoleon Dynamite.
I begged him to let me share these gems with you, Internet.
He was a little hesitant, because he couldn't understand why I was laughing so hard when I watched them. But because he loves me, and knows my self-esteem may or may not flourish when people like my blog, and is ditching me again for Scout Camp this weekend - he totally gave me permission to share a couple of my favorite videos of him as a cute, nerdy pre-teen.
My favorite part of this video is around :48, when he looks really confused - and then gets extremely, boyishly excited about something we were probably all pretty excited about at one point or another in our lives.
Nope. I take it back. My favorite part of this video is the freeze frame it ends on. You better believe I laughed for about 6 minutes after that one. Only because I love my husband dearly, of course.
Remember the N'sync days? Man. I would've taken N'sync over Backstreet Boys any day. And clearly, my husband would have too.
Joey was my favorite. I don't really know why. Maybe because I thought the rest of them were maybe a tiny bit girlish. But not Joey. He was straight up macho.
Anyways - Joey fantasies aside, this next video is the most epic video I have of my husband. The first video was a nice preface to what you're about to see.
My husband is the corner of the triangle. Just watch for the Napoleon Dynamite glasses.
Without further ado, I give you Shawn's 6th grade (maybe 5th grade) talent show...
Isn't that about the best thing ever? Gosh, my husband rules. That was way better than my 6th grade talent show experience - dancing to Destiny's Child. (Unfortunately there is no incriminating video footage of that sad disaster.)
(Oh, and fellow high schoolers, can you tell who the rest of the guys are? Aren't they adorable?)
Anyways, I have no idea if you'll find that even half as entertaining as I did. But I loved it, and wanted to show off how cool my husband
was is. This stuff right here is proof that our kids are going to totally rule. Except they won't have cool boy bands to mimic at talent shows. By the time I have kids, I imagine they'll all just go up and scream into a microphone. But that's okay, because they'll be the cutest little screamers anyone's ever seen. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if our kids come singing and dancing out of the womb.
Look at me. I brag about my dog, my husband, my house, and my unborn children.
I should probably stop while I'm ahead.
Have a happy weekend, Internet.