Last night, my son, E, walked by the TV during the World Series when actress Zooey Deschanel was singing “The National Anthem.” He immediately stopped in his tracks, stared, eyes glued to the TV, watching as she sang.
“She’s pretty,” he said, staring at her as if she were glowing or something.
“She’s a princess,” a minute later, perhaps because of her dress.
Then he asked, “Do you love her?”
I laughed, and said, no, I love mommy.
“You don’t love anyone on TV? You can love people on TV.”
When she was done singing, he had to watch it again. And again. And still wanted to watch it again.
While girls seem to love E, he doesn’t usually seem quite so entranced as he was by Zooey. He’s far more likely to flirt, or turn away, shy.
He loves to watch people sing. He also seems to notice whenever girls wear red on TV.
So last night, Zooey had it going on as far as my four year old is concerned.
Here’s the video of Zooey’s performance that someone posted, as long as youtube leaves it up. Hit the red box to get rid of the obnoxious text boxes.