When we asked Ethan what his teacher thought of the way he had spiced up the presentation, he said, "She said it was great!" He then explained, "I told her I wasn't trying to be a jokester or anything. . . I just wanted to make it more entertaining!"
When I reported the day's events to Eric, he just laughed and said, "Well. . . that's definitely OUR son!"
For family members who like to be dragged into this sort of thing, Maija-Liisa made what we think is a better recording and I've posted that one here. (THANK YOU, M-L! You are my favorite blog-tographer!!!) He's a little more nervous than he was for the first performance, but you can see him a little more clearly. . . You can tell that the audience doesn't know what to make of him. Ahhhhh, Ethan! I'm so glad we "get" him (in all of the senses of the word)!