I think this is undoubtedly one of the most hilarious video clips that we’ve taken of the girls so far. Just click on the image below to view what we have come to refer to as The Monkey Walk.
What you must understand in order to fully appreciate this is that we did not teach them this! And they don’t watch any TV, so they didn’t see it there. I don’t think they’re copying anyone except each other. And although they have seen a picture of monkey’s face in a children’s book, and we have imitated the sound for them, they’ve never seen any video or animation of a monkey walking. It just sorta materialized out of the blue one day… We had each seen one or the other girl do this kind of thing in the couple days before this video clip was shot, but they had never done it for more than a second or two, and never at the same time. In fact, I’m not sure they’ve done it again in the last couple weeks since we shot this, even though they have seen it played back a couple times now.
Needless to say, this makes me really look forward to seeing their imaginations develop in the years ahead, enjoying whatever silly nonsense they come up with.