Frank The Exercise Nut

Guess which one is Frank

I wrote about the creative ailments that Segundo has suffered through and his story telling prowess but in the last couple of days he has come up with a whole new schtick that raises the bar of three-year old comedy. He no longer wants to be called his given name and would instead like to be called Frank. “Daddy my name is Frank now so that’s what you should call me!” He informed us of the name change on Sunday and since then he has really been fleshing out this new character. When we dropped Primo off at school on Monday morning he was still Segundo but once we got home he informed me that he was now Frank and needed to go change. He put on a t-shirt and shorts and came running out  of his room to pose in an action shot stance and tell me that “Frank loves to exercise!” He then started running laps around the house and asked me to keep track of them. We got up to twenty before he took a break and told me that Frank needs some water in order to exercise more. Then he went around the house picking up the things he could and lifting them up over his head chanting “Ex-er-cise, ex-er-cise, ex-er-cise”

I was nearly wetting my pants from laughter watching him transform into this crazy character apparently channeling the ghost Jack Lalane. His whole face changes into this new person and the glint in his eye is hilarious. He has put on a show for Beautiful and my Dad when they both got home for work and had them cracking up too. We learned that Frank has the same parents but is not the same person as Segundo, the way you can tell them apart is that “Frank just loves to exercise, and Segundo just likes to play.” I don’t know how we continue to encourage this creative expression but I want to make sure that I do everything I can. Right now he good for a post a week on this blog and I can always use the content.

  5 comments for “Frank The Exercise Nut

  1. Emily
    01/11/2012 at 12:28 pm

    He is hilarious! I bet he would have a blast in an acting class for kids! When I taught at an acting studio we pretended to be all kinds of characters and Frank would have been a great one!

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  2. Mike
    01/12/2012 at 9:24 am

    That is hysterical! Love the pic of “Frank.” Although if he starts hawking Juicers, get a good exorcist…

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  3. Jamie
    01/12/2012 at 11:45 am

    Does Frank do personal training appointments? I’m in the market for a personal trainer and he sounds like my kind of guy!

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  4. 01/12/2012 at 8:26 pm

    If staying fitter than your child isn’t motivation I don’t know what is!

    I probably would have been rolling on the floor when he was lifting things over his head and chanting. I DEFINITELY would have gotten the camcorder and posted it to YouTube…please tell me you did!
    Adam @Hanging with Dad´s last blog post ..1000 Word (or 1 Picture) Wednesday

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  5. 02/01/2012 at 2:04 pm

    holy smokes. this makes me overly excited to have a boy.

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