The Internet is a Timey-Wimey Thing


TardisMy family is, admittedly, somewhat obsessed with Doctor Who right now (the title of this post is taken from a Doctor quote), so you can imagine how excited I was to find proof of time travel right here on this very Internet. It’s true!

You see, I was on YouTube practicing my Gangnam Style and I came across a video of my boys singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” that I recorded ten minutes ago (give or take), but, and this is where I prove the existence of time travel, according to the date on the screen it was actually filmed years ago. YEARS.

That didn’t seem right.

I called the boys into the office and stood them next to the monitor. Sure enough, they had aged about six years in what felt like the blink of an eye. I didn’t like it.

The video, however, is precious:


Being a proud dad I did the obvious thing and had them record a new version in hopes that the comparison would make us all Internet famous. After all, what’s the point of traveling through time if you don’t bend it to your will now and again. Next stop, lottery tickets!

Here is the version that we recorded today:


If you look closely you can tell where time has taken its toll. For instance, that picture hanging behind them was sold at a yard sale quite some time ago. Freaky, right?

Have you experienced any parenting time travel via the Internet?


Whit HoneaRead more from Whit Honea at his site Honea Express and the popular group blog DadCentric. You can follow Whit on the Twitter or Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble or most rational people).


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