Arrgh, Matey: Hilary Duff’s Son Does His Best Pirate Impression

06/29/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

Let it never be said that Hilary Duff‘s son isn’t an optimist who can make the best out of a failing situation.

In a super cute video posted on her Instagram on Sunday, Luca Cruz, 3, does his best to figure out how to wink, at his mom’s encouragement: “You’re doing it!”

(He wasn’t, not really — but isn’t that what parenting is all about?)

After several tries, Luca decides to just turn the experiment into a pirate impression, letting out an “Arr, matey.”

We’re going to go ahead and accept this as his audition for the eventual 37th installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. (Also starring Johnny Depp.)

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Luca is an active boy, as Duff, 27, recently told PEOPLE, and the pace of parenting has only increased following her split from husband Mike Comrie last year.

However, their breakup was extremely amicable — the couple continue to co-parent Luca, a fact of which Duff is “very proud.”

Added Duff: “We are a unit and we’re going to be a unit for the rest of our lives.”

Hahaha my little pirate weirdo

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Kristin on

Why does she always call him a weirdo? I don’t get it. Is this a new term of endearment?

Babs on

He is super cute! Funny.