Well the only one having a party in my tummy is this wild baby. She seems to be constantly making campfires. Perhaps to roast smores. She then proceeds to stab me with the roasting forks. But that is another story completely.
Halley is addicted to TV. Lucy watches about 20 seconds before running madly out of the room in search of destruction. I blame it completely on Baby Einstein. Our friend Kristen likened them to baby crack. Halley got a taste of the Einstein drug very early and has never quite shaken it. I never let Lucy watch it, for fear she would need rehab like her big sister.
So I am a mean mom that lets them watch one show a day. By one show, I mean they can either choose from Veggie Tales (for the Christian in me) or Yo Gabba Gabba (for the indie music lover in me.) Twenty minutes. That is all they get. But honestly, I am okay with that.
Because I have found that most kids shows are AWFUL. Horrible. Either they have characters with bad attitudes and no consequences, or they are simply intolerable to me, the mom who sits with them watching.
On vacation we didn't have our much used DVR so we were at the mercy of whatever was on during the alotted time. Halley was in a glazed over stupor. Lucy was climbing up the balcony (standard). I was trying my best to tell my little addict why we don't say those words, or do those things in our family.
Not worth it.
So I am happy to be home to the DVR and thankful that Halley still believes that our TV can't get the same shows that the Bass Lake TV got.
Not a single day goes by where we don't sing some sort of song from Yo Gabba Gabba to help us through toddler issues. If you have never seen this show before, please find it on your TV. A handful of new episodes are airing this week and I can't wait.
This video below is from the very first episode and I have to tell you that this simple, silly song completely revolutionized our girls' eating habits.
I heart you Brobee!