I assigned Husband the difficult task of capturing the elusive Singing Kittyboy on film. Kittyboy has been singing the Resurrection hymn in both Greek and English (often both at once), sometimes nonstop, for a few weeks now. I'm going to hazard a guess that Easter will be his favorite holiday, as it is mine. He went to every single service during Holy Week, got over his candle-phobia completely just in time for Good Friday, and was a very small alterboy with his daddy for the Midnight Liturgy. Yes, three years old, WIDE awake at 11 p.m. that night, holding his daddy's hand and walking all around with him. He ran over to me as everyone went outside at midnight, and asked if we would "go around and around and around?" as we had Friday night. I said no, we were going outside to hear Father read the Gospel about Christ rising from the dead. Kittyboy said with great excitement, "OH! We go outside, tell the Resurrection!" Well of course, this wonderful thing has happened, we should go outside and tell people about it! - and he was eager to do just that. He was NOT happy when the choir (the two of us included) stopped behind Father, still in the church. "We go outside? We go outside to tell the Resurrection?" He kept asking, very quietly but plaintively, and his head drooped SO sadly when I kept saying that we were staying inside behind Father. Finally, between languages, I slid him out around Father to go to Husband outside, and he was happy. Heavens, you don't want to discourage the three-year-old missionary.
So since sometime during Bright Week, I think it was, Kittyboy has randomly burst into song, and it generally takes us a bit to realize he's singing Christos Anesti! We've been trying to capture it on video, but usually once he realizes you're taping, he stops singing. But Husband followed him around outside this morning and got him to sing it (sorta, mostly), in BOTH languages even.
(Okay, if you're reading this on Facebook, just go to the video posted on my wall, because I have no idea how this is going to go from Blogger to Facebook notes, I don't know if that will work or not.)
Enjoy! Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!