Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sit down in the thinking chair…

Let me start this by saying, yes, we let our kids watch television. Not all the time, not in place of playing outside or reading, but they do watch some television. Usually Nick, Playhouse Disney or Nick Jr.

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Grayson goes through phases where he likes different cartoons. For a while, he was all about Team Umizoomi. He asked all the time if he could watch “Zoomi-Zoomi” and went around singing “Pattern Power”.

There was a slight obsession with Yo Gabba Gabba. I don’t quite understand that one, but it does have some good lessons. You know, don’t bite your friends, eat your vegetables…”There’s a party in my tummy, so yummy, so yummy!”… and possibly most important, how to do the robot.

Then it was Max and Ruby. He still loves him some Max and Ruby. Frankly, this is the most disturbing one. Why is Ruby in charge of her little brother, Max? Where are their parents? Why is Ruby the one who has to give Max a bath and put him to bed at night? Do they live in that house alone? There’s a grandma, but no mom and dad? Seriously, these are the questions that keep me up at night.

Right now, he is completely enthralled with Blue’s Clues. Completely. If I sing the “Think, think, think” song from it once a day, I sing it 50 times. He loves it! He talks to Steve, or Joe depending on the episode, like he’s in the room with him. He even cuts bath time short because he does not want to risk missing one minute of his beloved Blue’s Clues. He sings the songs and does the sign language with them. That’s awesome. You know what’s not so awesome? Grayson has also learned jazz hands. And goes around doing it all the time. And likes it. It’s cute, because let’s face it, just about anything a 2 year old does is cute. But it’s also just a wee bit disturbing.

“Cause when we use our minds and take a step at a time, we can do anything…”

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“…that we wanna do.”

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1 comment:

  1. Max and Ruby is horribly disturbing. AND, Max never obeys and usually gets away with it. They are a very dysfunctional (sibling only) family.


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