GoPro Video Offers Rare Look Into Life as a Toddler
A dad strapped a GoPro camera to his toddler for a day, and this is the result.
Remember what it was like being a toddler? Nah, I don't remember either. Well, U.K. dad Bill Bennett has the answer for those of us with foggy memories (A.K.A. everyone). He strapped his son to a GoPro camera, and the result is that we get to see a day in the life of a 2-year-old.
"It was so interesting to see the world from his perspective!" the father captioned the You Tube video that showcases his son's escapades.
I have to warn you: You may feel dizzy after just a few seconds of watching this tot tear through his house. It's as if the kid is a wind-up toy that has been let loose to just go and go and go until he runs out of juice.
What I love is how you can see his little hands out in front of him, exploring his world. The sweet sounds he makes also create a rather adorable soundtrack for this experiment!
My favorite moment in the three-minute video is when Bill is pushing his son on the swings. Wow. Is that what our children see at the playground? Just a big, smiling face coming in and out of their view? It's fascinating, and slightly scary at the same time.
It's also awesome when the GoPro-sporting tot appears to toss someone's sunglasses in the dryer without anyone noticing. Watching the little guy's point of view while he's crawling down the stairs is pretty trippy, too.
But am I the only one who is, like, seriously seasick watching this video, though? Man, I have a 2-year-old and I'm always joking that sometimes she stumbles around the house as if she's a drunken sailor. It seems I'm really onto something with that observation of the toddler set.
Meanwhile, I'm thinking this type of videography is a great way for any parent to childproof a home. Just strap a GoPro to your kid, and you'll see everything in a completely new light.
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Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.