Too Much TV or a Great Sense of Humor?

We took the kids to the zoo this afternoon as a treat before Shabbat. We went into a relatively new and very well designed lemur exhibit. The only problem was that there didn’t seem to be any lemurs! We asked the woman who was working there where the lemurs were and she pointed to the bushes near her. It took us awhile to figure out what she was pointing at, until we saw that the lemurs were curled up inside the bushes, getting out of the heat and the sun!

All of us were enjoying admiring them, except for Eliav. He is two and hadn’t caught on to the excitement yet. We finally got him to understand where the lemurs were, and as he saw them, he started to shake his tooshie and to sing, “I like to move it-move it. I like to move it-move it.”

For those of you who aren’t versed in Madagascar language, lemurs are featured in the movie. They have the strange practice of breaking into song and singing, “I like to move it-move it” at every opportunity. Eliav loves to sing along with them and to dance like they do – and he was so excited to be seeing the living representation of the guys he’s danced with so many times.

He was a bit surprised when they didn’t join in, and even more surprised as the rest of the family ran out of the exhibit cracking up!

We haven’t decided yet whether he watches too much TV – or whether he’s just got a world-class sense of humor!

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  1. I love the Lemur story. Our kids love that movie, and sing that all the time! We will have to have all the cousins perform the Lemur dance for us!

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