Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another Saturday Night....

So, last night Michael and I loaded up the KIDS (plural-still weird!) and headed down to Decatur to play with Kate, Jim and James. Thanks guys for letting us crash your saturday afternoon! The boys had fun playing and we even managed to get a picture with 3 out of 4 of Meme and Poppy's grandkids. It dawned on us that Meme and Poppy are about to have FIVE grandchildren!! WOW-that's a lot in two years! Anyway-we all had a good time and for those of you that don't know-SUPER WHY! is Spencer's favorite show and I watch at LEAST two episodes every day. Now, MY children were NEVER going to sit and watch tv for hours on end and if they did I was certainly going to be right beside them to TALK about what they were watching and make it more interactive-to get some language out of it. Well-that's the B.S. I have been feeding my speech therapy clients for YEARS-if your child is watching TV-make it interactive-what a load of YOU KNOW WHAT!! Anyway-Spencer loves SUPER WHY and I must admit-it's a really good show for him to like. He can now recognize his letters and all of the stories are based on classic stories like Little Red Riding Hood. I'm ok with him watching it-what's so funny is that Michael and I talk more about SUPER WHY! than we do about the shows we love. It's very sad, really but we feel like the main characters are our friends as well and notice crazy little things about the show like the fact that "Alphapig" always gives a "big thumbs up"- who knew that pigs had thumbs?? or that Whyatt does "jazz hands" before he turns into SUPER WHY? So the next time you find yourself with a "super big problem" call on the Super Readers!!! Super Readers to the rescue!!!

3 comments:

Matt and Mandi said...

We don't have to worry about tv at our house...our little monkey does not believe in doing anything that requires her to sit still for more than two minutes...I'm just amazed that other kids sit and watch tv...I didn't know 2 year olds did such a thing!

Elizabeth said...

TV=mommy's sanity. Besides, you can always talk about it after it's over, right? :-)

Leslie said...

So Melanie LOVES TV and will sit for hours, Natalie thinks it is a joke and won't sit for 2 seconds. So I can get a semi-break. However, Sid the Science Kid and Super Why are my 2 favorites that I've convinced Melanie are her two favorites. When she says she wants to watch TV sometimes she will preface it with, "but I don't want Sid or Super Why." I guess there can always be too much of a good thing :)