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5 funny video clips that prove: kids + cars = cute

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2 August 2013

1) Ellie, a Russian girl of two, has an encyclopedic knowledge of cars

Really, I consider myself almost totally immune to the charming quirks of other people's children (particularly in restaurants). Which is why it's strange to find that I enjoy watching this little Russian girl, rolling along on her scooter, naming off the cars her father points out. It's possible the charm has less to do with the cars than with her Russian, which sounds rolled across marbles. Translation-wise, "Audi" is pretty straightforward, and I can get from her "su-BAH-roo" to my "SU-bah-roo," but I have no idea what she's saying for "BMW." Anyone?

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Next: A drowsy little gangsta who shouldn't be driving...

2) This little boy can't stay awake behind the wheel

This one isn't so much charming as troubling. What chemicals are coursing through this little guy's system? Looks to me like prescription drugs. (No way he gets so stunned on drink alone.) Does his father think that's funny? If the kid weren't driving in a circle, he'd be going down a bad road. Not only is he insensible to motion, he's able to sleep through intermittent blasts of Ace Hood's gangsta anthem "Bugatti" ("I come looking for you with Haitians / I stay smoking on good Jamaican / I woke up in a new Bugatti.") Total it up, and Bubba, Jonah, whateverhisnameis will be lucky to see his third birthday.

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Next: A kid who's found a daring new way to get to school...

3) This kid has found a novel way to ride to school

This kid has already seen his third birthday, and with his street smarts, he's liable to see at least another three. That he's clinging to the back of a dump truck whizzing down the highway at 100 km/h down a highway shows us something: this is a kid of faith. In his grip. In the reflexes (should they be needed) of the person driving behind him. And in the power of education to transform hard circumstances. Hang in there, kid!

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Next: A little girl who doesn't need any help with her car seat, thank you very much...

4) This stubborn little girl "leans in," Sheryl Sandberg-style

You have to wonder what kind of Mommy-Daddy conversations this toddler has been privy to, that "Worry about yourself" comes so easily to her. Still, he should. There's a car and passengers that need safe passage to a destination, a mortgage that needs paying, and little mouths that need feeding--plus the varied existential and reproductive concerns of a man in his forties. She can handle the puny buckle. Bug off.

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