Last summer, my kids and I were pretty much obsessed with making dubsmashes, spending hours at the beach lip syncing along to our favorite viral clips from shows like South Park, SNL, and Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
But dad Eric Bruce took things to a whole new level by dubsmashing an entire year of his son's life in the most hilarious and spot-on way. Not gonna lie.. I could watch this thing all day.
Bruce—who works traditional weekday hours at an art museum—told Today.com he starting making the videos as a way to entertain his wife Priscilla while she was off working nights and weekends as a part-time hair and makeup artist.
"It was a little glimpse into the past year of raising a baby and having good times together and bonding as father and son," Bruce said. "And making sure his mom was happy and in the loop after going back to work.... It's the equivalent of updating her with a picture, but trying to do something a little more special."
Which is why we get to see Bruce lip syncing along to Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" while Jack clutches an ice cube tray. Jack trying to smash a piece of broccoli with a plastic spoon to the strains of Dana Carvey's "Choppin' Broccoli." And the little dude gnawing on a chicken-shaped teething ring, while dad get his Chick-fil-A commercial on.
"Those are the moments where you can make a decision to be happy about it or be upset he's not eating his food," Bruce explained. "I'd prefer to be the person who enjoys the moment."
Priscilla recently convinced her husband to mash up the year's worth of dubsmashes and post the resulting video to YouTube, where it's currently racked up nearly 870,000 views. "It helps that I'm a huge ham," Bruce explained. "Jack plays a great straight man in the comedy duo."
True story. The kid also knows what he likes. He seems particularly fond of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" and 4 Non Blonde's "What's Going On," for example. But Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River?" Not so much.
Nevertheless, Bruce told Today making every dubsmash was a blast, if not an exceptional learning experience. "It's a great way to learn how to be a dad and what to do with a baby when you're alone for the day," he said. "It's hard raising a baby, but none of it is a pain. It's a treat and it's all about perspective."
We think he's definitely got the right one, don't you?