That line from
Casa Blanca "some" movie..read the comments, it was mentioned there" :-D was one of Lauren Bacall's...most famous lines ever. The thought of whistling, to me, evokes images of Gene Kelly dancing through the street in the rain just a'whistling his ole' heart out. Or...Bing Crosby...now, that man....was a whistler. Does anyone remember the singer and "musical whistler", Roger Whittaker?? (Stop and take a minute and think about that one....we got his album off TV...wonder what happened to him??) Even when I hear someone (like a nephew, for example!) whistling the tune to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, I can't help but smile.
Those...are all....good whistles. Which means that there are also bad whistles....whistles that are so annoying, it's hard to ignore the sound that is piercing your eardrums!!
My brother was...still is...one of those whistlers. Oh...don't get me wrong...he whistles beautifully. If only....he would...whistle...something...we...could...recognize!! Nine times out of ten he's just whistling...no tune...kind of like "interpretative whistling", so to speak.
And now.....it has become a favorite thing to do......
of this little man....
Yes....he is cute...sombrero and all (he says he's a cowboy...I don't have the heart to tell him that he might possibly be wrong...just a little!!!)....but the "whatever" he keeps
annoying entertaining us with is about to make us...mainly me!...crazy!!!
I actually offered him 100 yen (about a dollar!!) to stop for awhile..at least while we were having dinner!!! (he took the money and did stop...but of course, it's hard to eat AND whistle at the same time!!).
Yes....I'm trying to be accommodating of his creativity...he's got some good little "songs" going. Yes....I want him to have no fear to do things, no matter how small and despite others' opinions...
But....short of keeping the earphones to my MP3 in my ears at all times (especially in the car as that is when he really gets to trilling)...I'm not sure what to do. I guess that my ability to gaman (Japanese for "putting up with something") will be put to the test!!!
Aaaaahhhh...just another day in the "Life and times of a 5-year-old".