Friday, May 23, 2008

Overly Excited, Hyperactive Children

You know that wonderful feeling of anticipation, when you're expecting something spectacular to happen, and you can hardly contain your emotions? Usually, the waiting and hoping is even better than what actually ends up happening. Oftentimes, you'll hear someone experiencing this emotion say, "It feels like Christmas."

Hopefully in your youth, you had a chance to want something so bad, that the mere thought of actually getting it would pretty much blow your mind. It's like the scene in A Christmas Story, when Ralphie finally gets a chance to tell Santa what he really wants for Christmas. He's so excited, that he totally freezes under the pressure and can't even speak. Then when he's halfway down the slide he freaks out and says, "No! No! I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!" Aw heck, let's just look at the video:

Look at the devastation in his face, when Santa says those ill-fated words, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid." Classic.

Well, few things are more entertaining than watching a child, who has had all that pent up emotion and anticipation, finally release it in a moment of pure ecstasy.

So without further ado, please enjoy a few of the most entertaining moments of a child's life. Some of these are quite disturbing in the fact that the kids get so excited over something so trivial. If only we could all go after our dreams with the same amount of passion.

First up is a kid who gets a Nintendo 64 for Christmas. A few things of note: I like how the little sister mimics everything the boy does. And, the best is when they start pawing at the box, like two kittens chasing a mouse on a linoleum floor?

Next is a kid who opens up a pack of Pokemon cards (I think), to find a rare Blastoise (whatever the heck that is). This reminded me of finding rare baseball cards as a child, but I don't think I ever got this excited.

Then we have the other end of the spectrum, which shows a kid who thought he was getting an XBox 360 for Christmas, but opens it up to find a box of clothes. Poor guy. His face is priceless.

This last one may not apply, but these videos never get old. This is what happens when a baby gets too excited. The last set of laughing babies is actually kind of scary.

If you find that your children are way too excited and hyperactive, suggest that they do something constructive and creative with their energy. Here's a good example. The famous video of the dancing Crazy Frog Brothers.


Brian said...

The one where the kid gets the Pokemon card made me almost knock over my coffee mug. When they do the slow motion I just die. Slow-mo makes everything funnier, like in Pink Panther:

This post reminded me of a video I saw a couple years ago when I first started playing WoW. It's a kid hitting level 60, back when that used to be the level cap. He gets way too excited, especially for his age. I'm sure you saw it on your Youtube hunt, and it's not as funny as Pokemon kid, but still good:

Arthur said...

Oh wow. I actually hadn't seen that one (not sure how I missed it). The fact that he has a gong is what makes that video.

That one reminds me of when my old dorm-mates in college tried to get through SMB in one life. They would run through the dorms screaming like that when they died on like level 8-3. Thanks for the link.

Brian said...

Beating SMB in one life warrants running through the halls screaming in joy (or if you die on 8-3, screaming in agony). Hitting the level cap in WoW does not. Every single person who plays wow eventually hits the level cap. Not every person who plays SMB can beat it in one life. I respect and envy you for attaining this great feat.