Lip Syncer Supreme


Wita is a lip syncing fool these days. In the car or on the couch, grasping her Disney microphone or just a wooden spoon or thumb, the girl gets after it. Unfortunately, no one ever sees it because I can’t catch her in the act on film. So elusive, that one. (Aha! Until now! Kind of.)

Last Sunday, D tried to be all incognito burrito and secretly film her. Except for the minor issue involving him using the reverse mirror thing on the iPhone, so instead of his phone being tucked away and unnoticed, Wita could see herself in the phone. (D failed Incognito Burrito school.) As you will see, she was quite enamored with herself.

I feel the need to show you this video, even though she only had a few power ballad blazes of glory. However, let me point out a few things first.

Wita’s second favorite thing to do is act like a baby, but instead of talking in baby talk or pretending to be rocked or drink a bottle, she likes to stick her tongue out like this, and bust out the Moro reflex. You guys, it’s just about the most ridiculous and hilarious thing I’ve ever seen. I mean, WHO DOES THAT? This whole thing came about a few months ago when we had a few babies over to the house. Wita is obsessed with babies, and I guess was extremely observant of the natural rooting and Moro reflexes. Now, whenever she feels the need to act like a baby, she buries her chin her neck, slightly sticks her tongue out, bends her arms back towards her shoulders, and generally looks helpless.

I only tell you this because she busts her signature baby move in the video. It’s kind of awesome.

Other notables:

1. Yes, we listen to the Glee Soundtrack on occasion. (Possibly everyday.)

2. I had no idea I was going to be part of the background, so please enjoy my preparation of tacos while wearing my KU ballcap. Rock chalk!

3. Wita really hits her power ballad stride at the 1:20 mark, immediately followed by her intense “baby” moment.

4. I truly apologize for the chewed up pretzels in her mouth, but it was lunchtime.


  • Roxanna (miguelina)

    March 26, 2013 at 8:30 am


  • Shareen

    March 26, 2013 at 8:35 am

    What a ham! I love that Wito is unfazed in the background….totally normal, folks, nothing to see here.

    • whoorl

      March 26, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Haha, it’s a true testament of how much she lip syncs around the house. Wito doesn’t even notice anymore!

  • Susan

    March 26, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Hilarious. I love that her brother couldn’t care less. And, ROCK CHALK, INDEED!

    • whoorl

      March 26, 2013 at 10:17 am

      ROCK CHALK!!

  • Angella

    March 26, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I love you guys so much.

    Emily and Nathan have taken to doing choreographed lip syncing in the car and it’s hilarious. I plan on getting Graham to capture it today so I can share it with the world.

  • Kristen

    March 26, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I am cry-laughing. Especially with the expressions and closed eyes. Did she drop the imaginary mic after the first song? DYING.

  • sizzle

    March 26, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Superstar diva in the making. I love it. Adorable.

  • Mari @ Wine Required

    March 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

    As an alum please allow me to include a very heartfelt “Rock Chalk” to you! I love the video! Too funny. I have one of my little guy (now 6) singing Maroon 5.

  • Meredith

    March 26, 2013 at 10:05 am

    This . made . my . day. omg that girl can work it!!! Thank you for posting :)

  • Stephanie C.

    March 26, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Hilarious! And that random baby face thrown in there about killed me!

  • kat

    March 26, 2013 at 10:52 am

    i LOVE it! and i love the mike drop at the end of the first song.

  • Lyndsay

    March 26, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Wito’s ambivalence is classic!

  • Luisa

    March 26, 2013 at 11:49 am


  • Jamie

    March 26, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    OH MAN. She kills me dead. Kids are so weird and wonderful.

  • Kristin

    March 26, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    So cute! Such a wonderful age – we are up to our eyeballs in dress-up clothes! No lip-syncing, just dancing to “my songs!” I have to know whose version of Blackbird that is? Beautiful!

    • whoorl

      March 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      It’s from Glee. :)

  • bishop stu tu

    March 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    whOOrl gOOrl,

    Chances are pretty good that she has AB+ blood type. And I know where it came from.

    She has a standing open offer from Lunacy Records….she just has to name her price!

    Move over Grace Potter…you’re old news.

    yo dad

    • whoorl

      March 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      She sure is digging Miss Potter after your introduction! xo

  • tracy

    March 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    She is my spirit animal!!!!

    • whoorl

      March 26, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      You need to come visit – I cut out the part where Wita and I did a duet. I’m not sure people are ready for that action. ;)

  • Adrienne J

    March 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I remember when Wito was that little! Hailing a cab, dancing crazy, etc. You have such great kids! So cute.

    • whoorl

      March 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Ahhhh, thank you! That taxi cab video is still one of my faves.

  • Sonja von Franck

    March 26, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    What everybody else said about her stage presence and being so darn adorable. But I had two other observations. Talk about getting after it!! Girl, you are MOVING in that kitchen!! Like double time hustle to crank those tacos out!! And my other favorite part was, “can I have some more pretzels PLEASE?” I love to hear a child who’s been raised to have good manners. Music to my ears!

    • whoorl

      March 26, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Haha, I always move that fast, Sonja! (It’s kind of scary. Need to slow down…)

      And thank you regarding Wito- I try my hardest.

  • Bethany

    March 27, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Oh my. That was incredible. The emotional lip syncing, the Moro reflex…amazing.

    I have to ask, what are those colorful things on the wall? Bread bag tabs?

    • whoorl

      March 27, 2013 at 11:42 am

      Yes, they are bread tags. :)

  • Jennie

    March 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Love the little bit of kitchen you can see–patiently waiting for the your post-renovation house post! :)

  • berlin hair baby

    March 27, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I love her warm up face when she’s just getting started! so awesome! what a fun house :-)

  • GreenInOC

    March 29, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Yes it’s totally shallow but your kids are so dang cute!

    LOVE the renovation. Bread clips – how are they up there? Did you get them in bulk without the stamped info or …?

    After my comment on your mascara recommendation post I decided to order a samples of They’re Real and Blinc on eBay. I thought I loved them both until I did a one eye They’re Real to the other eye Blinc comparison and I gotta say, They’re Real is really amazing!!

    I think I paid $6 including shipping for the sample of They’re Real which was a super cheap way to find out if $23 for the full size is worth it. My verdict is that it’s more than worth it! Thanks so much for the advice.

  • Jade Sheldon

    March 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Um, yeah… she is incredible.

  • Jessica Tucker

    April 1, 2013 at 11:18 am

    We’ll know she is your daughter when she busts out a David Lee Roth jump dance move.

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