So I'm not quite sure what to think of this:
I happened to catch the beginning of the Senior Bowl yesterday afternoon. I was sitting there with Gabe, my 9-month-old son, on my lap.
At the first commercial break, an extended version of that Under Armour "Click-Clack" ad comes on. The gist of the ad is a bunch of NFL players doing some training drills and repeating the mantra, "Click-clack."
It's a catchy enough ad. And so I'm mimicking the sound from the TV as the ad rolls along. Then, when the ad finishes, I turn to Gabe and I say, "Click-clack, Gabe!"
And he looks straight at me and says, just about as clearly as he's ever enunciated anything in his short life: "Click-clack."
Now, here's the dilemma: I believe that this was Gabe's first words. Not "Da-da." Not "ba-ba." ("Bottle") Not "Ma-ma."
(I suppose it could have been worse and his first words could have been: "We must protect this house!")
Still... his first words: An advertiser marketing message? Should I be excited or depressed about this development?
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I think there's no question that UNC and
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