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Breakin’ 2 1/2: Electric Mini-Moo

Breakin’ 2 1/2: Electric Mini-Moo

Mini’s preschool teacher asked us where Mini had learned to break dance, but the thing is, breakers aren’t so much taught as they are born.

Now, that’s not to say that you just wake up one day and decide to go show off your cool tricks on Yo Gabba Gabba.

No, breaking — if you want to do it right — takes a lot of time and practice.

You have to be ready to make the sacrifices when you’re a breaker.

When you’re a breaker, you have to make tough decisions.

Other kids will come up to you and be like, “Relax, dude, the bridge is just the path to the slide. It’s not a metaphor for life.” But you have to learn how to tune them out.

Because they don’t know what it takes to be great. They don’t know what it takes to break.

No, we didn’t teach Mini to break dance: he was born a breaker.

Comments (13)

  1. Dec 30, 2009

    I’m totally saving these photos so I can sell them to TMZ when he goes on So You Think You Can Dance.

  2. My 2nd is a born breaker, anywhere & any place. I also had an odd and unhealthy love for the Breakin’ series.

  3. Dec 30, 2009

    My cousin pretty much break dances at every family function. However, he calls it “hand dancing”. So, for example, when we are all singing Silent Night on Christmas Eve, Gavin is “hand dancing” along to the tune (he’s 5).

  4. Dec 30, 2009

    @kerry, it would not surprise me. This kid is definitely convinced he’s supposed to be a star.

  5. Dec 30, 2009

    @Beth, I actually never saw the breakin’ series, but to this day break dancing cracks me up every time I see it. With Mini, it started after watching “Cool Tricks” on Yo Gabba Gabba.

  6. Dec 30, 2009

    @Chelsea, hand dancing is kind of a catchy rebranding of breaking actually!

  7. Dec 31, 2009

    If it was, like, 100 years ago, do you think you would’ve thought he was born a flapper? Or say, a do-si-doer? I see that clearly he is a born breaker, but how do the genes know it’s TIME??
    I have a cat that loves my computer, obsessed with it. And I think, 50 years ago would she have loved my typewriter? Or my inkwell 150 years ago??
    Okay, I’ll stop now. Your son is clearly adorable.

  8. Dec 31, 2009

    He is so adorable! And boy can he break it down!

  9. Dec 31, 2009

    @maureen, that’s a good question. Maybe there would have been some other kind of skill that he would have been particularly well-suited for? I’m not sure. But also, back then he’d have no “cool tricks” section to try to emulate, either.

  10. Dec 31, 2009

    @dana, thanks! We’ve decided to keep him. 🙂

  11. Jan 1, 2010

    The kid is as talented as he is adorable. But that new masthead? Brilliant. YOU’LL be #26 in no time.

  12. Jan 1, 2010

    Oh my god.

    Best masthead ever.

    I know I said that with the Boon one, but this time I really mean it.

  13. Jan 2, 2010

    Aww, shucks, you guys!

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