We’ve had a pretty rough morning. There have been numerous tantrums, tears and SO MUCH whining. Naptime couldn’t arrive fast enough and yet, several times this morning (when he wasn’t throwing a tantrum, crying or whining), BB’s skills of observation have again taken me by surprise.
First let me admit that my child watches way more than the recommended amount of television. He loves it. In fact, the threat of not getting to watch television for an entire day has been the key to keeping him in bed at night (but that’s a whole other story). Because I’m cheap though, we have the most basic television package that includes ESPN (but for the fact that I’m married to a sports fanatic and there’s no good alternative for live sports I wouldn’t even have satellite) which means that we don’t get Nick Jr. or Disney and therefore PBS is BB’s only option for children’s programming.
ChuckE.Cheese’s. is a BIG sponsor of PBS kids. Because we’re watching live television (the horror), he watches ALL the commercials. He’s got the Rainforest Cafe one memorized. This in and of itself should be enough to pull the plug. Today when we were out running errands, we were in the same shopping center as the local ChuckE.Cheese’s. and from the backseat, I hear him yell “There’s ChuckE.Cheese’s”. Brand recognition is powerful. It’s interesting to note that he identified the restaurant (if you can call it that) based on the words and the unique font because the mouse graphic at this location is on the other side of the building.
During pre-nap time book reading (did I mention that nap time couldn’t come fast enough today???), BB pointed out that Nick and Sally (of The Cat in the Hat fame) made appearances throughout One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. I hadn’t even noticed (or remembered from when I was not quite 3).
No pictures today. He’s got a shiner from the fight he had with a colleague’s desk yesterday.