It’s easy to dismiss some of the more mundane moments in a baby’s life. There’s the pooping, the eating, the crying — oh, the crying. Or when they grab a fistful of hair. Or rip your glasses off your face. Or play with, not eat, a piece of broccoli. Those times can easily be forgotten. But for a working mom who has to leave her son a few weeks after having him, even those moments are precious.
Which is why Eric Bruce would make Dubsmash videos of their son, Jack, to entertain wife Priscilla while she was at work.
Bruce would take the simplest thing, like setting a cranky moment to Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River,” using a snippet from Lord of the Rings as he carries Jack, not to mention all the nature videos he would lip sync over, and transform those everyday moments into pure gold.
Not only did it give his wife a glimpse into the past year of raising Jack, but the bonding between father and son was undeniable. You can see as Jack gets older that he’s almost taking part in the videos, with the looks he gives his dad (some were in admiration; others were more like WTF?) and the laughing — and sometimes crying — on cue. And don’t even get us started on their dog.
Watching the videos had to be the best part of Priscilla’s days, and now it’ll be the best part of yours too.