Painting with Picasso

I am anxiously awaiting the day when I can write about my life like the good ol’ days. Remember those posts? Yeah, that was nice.

However, I’m not quite there yet. In the meantime, let me introduce you to Whoorlito, Child of the Steel Trap Memory.

A couple of notes:

1. This video was filmed in January when Wito was 29 months old. Forgive me, as I’m obviously grasping for blog material.

2. This video is also a reminder that I was a complete ass for cutting his hair off last month. Give me that precious hair back!

3. Wito memorizes books after reading them for one day. It’s uncanny and blows my mind.

4. It also makes me feel rather stupid.

5. I’ve included the words from the book so you can follow along at your pleasure. Enjoy.

Painting with Picasso from whoorl on Vimeo.

painting with picasso

an artist paints people in all different places
and captures the feelings that show in their faces
a young girl catches a dove in flight
she’ll keep him safe and hold him tight
a serious boy steers a donkey around
this sad boy is dressed like a happy clown
an acrobat balances a ball, while a strongman wonders if she’ll fall
another man’s limbs are in a tangle, with arms and legs at the oddest angle
a woman rests during a dreamy nap
a mother plays a with a babe in her lap
with eyes looking sideways a nails painted red, this woman is telling a joke in her head
and here is the artist who’s captured it all – the faces, the places, the girl on the ball.
with each stroke of his brush, each color and line, he paints a picture of a moment in time.

  1. kat

    March 11, 2009 at 9:34 pm


    wito is a genius. must be some fantastic genes!

    seriously. am BLOWN away.

  2. Anonymous New York

    March 12, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Wow! He’s so smart and cute! (Just like his mama!) The spelling video blew me away. What an amazing kid you have!

  3. Amanda

    March 12, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Holy crap. He’s brilliant. You must be so proud of him! My son is the exact same age as yours and I’m just amazed at Wito’s crazy reading skillz. AMAZED. Seriously, high fives to you for raising a Super Genius. An extra extra cute Super Genius. Thanks for sharing this with us. No matter how much your blog readers miss you, it’s obvious you’re doing a great job with the important stuff!!

  4. Rachel

    March 12, 2009 at 9:47 am

    What a beautiful little boy! Oh yes, so sad that you cut that cute hair off

  5. kate

    March 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Wow! That is incredible! He really is a smart cookie!! Thanks so much for providing the, uh, translation! Yes, in addition to being ADORABLE, he is smart, too.

  6. sunny

    March 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Yes, take care of your family first! Your real fans get that :) My son’s hair is like Wito’s and I’m torn about whether to cut it or leave it. Pretty amazing memory on the little man!

  7. am'ti b

    March 12, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    the video is great as i said the first time i viewed it. just wanting to give you props on the lovely reply to gia’s comment. thinking of you and yours-always!

  8. wishcake

    March 12, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Whaaaaaaat. That child is absolutely and entirely adorable. His little voice totally melts my soul. :) What a smart little boy you’ve raised! Sheesh, you should give him Twilight for a week and see how he does with that one.

    Just kidding. But not really.



    March 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    ummmm, how old is Wito??? That may seriously be one of the most incredible things I’ve seen. He seriously is a genius.

  10. McCashew

    March 12, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    WOW! You have a serious smarty on your hands… very impressive indeed. For what it’s worth – I love his hair~

  11. rachel

    March 12, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Holy brilliant child, batman!

    We miss you, Whoorl, but we’ll be here when you get back.

  12. Erika

    March 12, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    He is so cute! I love his baby not quite pronouncing some words but perfectly pronouncing other words speech. My oldest son did this as well. It was cute when the books were short but not so cute when they were 53 page Dr. Seuss books and I wanted to skip a few pages because I was exhausted but I couldn’t because he would politely correct me. :)

  13. metalia

    March 13, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Whoa! Go, Wito! He is awesome. And I thought Alex reciting Where the Wild Things Are from memory was impressive. When did our babies become geniuses? Also, WHEN DID THEY STOP BEING BABIES??


  14. Catherine

    March 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Do we get to see pics of the new haircut? I bet he’s still cute as can be!

  15. Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

    March 13, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I can’t watch yet as I’m still at work, but the memorization is pretty impressive. I hope he doesn’t grow out of it! That would be a very, very helpful skill in college =)