We don’t have a TV which is a very good thing given our inclination to lie on our sides and mindlessly flip through channels. It’s also a good thing given the intent focus and concentration with which my boy is watching a Sesame Street DVD of the original seasons.
He is tapping his knees to the music, not blinking, totally enraptured and totally oblivious to us. It’s somewhat startling to see him so still and dazed looking compared to his usually busy curious self.
Next to the computer is a small Big Bird stuffed animal that he brought down just for the occasion telling me that Big Bird would like to be part of things. Right now stuffed animal Big Bird is looking at a computer screen with Big Bird singing! These little things in life are pretty sweet and special even if my little boy is too immersed in the screen to see that stuffed animal BB is in seventh heaven.
However, I think Sesame Street is still a pretty fun treat, espcially given how I was feeling a bit worn out at the end of the day. The music is great. The messages are great and the imagination is clean and simple and fun. I love that the Sesame Street crew feels like a warm wonderful family.
It’s okay that my boy is transfixed. At least for tonight.
Tomorrow we will go back to the normal after dinner play which is often some of the best of the day, but which I just wasn’t up for today.
I’ve been trying to pick up and trying to clean, but I make no headway other than keeping things at a level where I’d be realtively okay having somebody I know drop by. My in-laws arrive this weekend and I’d love to have things super clean, not because I’m concerned about their judgement (we’re too busy to care about that and I think they know that) but because it’s a good excuse to tackle things that have gone untackled. But, sighing, I just can’t get any more done than the basic day to day!
It doesn’t help that my immune system is not totally impervious to the ills of my little boy. Nor, so it seems, is little girl. We’re all okay, but not great. And tonight the DVD seemed like such a great idea. Little girl is not watching the computer, but her alone at play in the house just does not leave the same trail as the two at play together.
Oh my – she just brought me her PJ’s. She’s ready for bed!
Smiling – the kids have been SO good today. They chose their own clothes this morning from the closet. Little boy emptied the potty on his own and flushed and washed his hands before I even knew what had happened. We played. They played. They explored. They picked up their messes. They took turns. I just got tired.
And it’s really nice that evening rolled around just when it did!
And I really do like Sesame Street. Is there anything else that can compete.