Growing up's not so tough, except when I've had enough

posted by Jeff | Saturday, May 21, 2011, 10:51 PM | comments: 0

Simon doesn't watch a lot of TV, which I think is good. I guess we're just careful that we don't use it as a babysitter, and we've tried really hard to get him interested in books and learning toys and such. He really likes books, which kind of surprises me. When he gets up in the morning, he spends a little time in his room with one of us, and he always skips the basket of toys and goes for the books.

But we do tend to wind down in the evening with Sprout, for an hour or so. He doesn't get really engaged with it, except when he's drinking his bottle/cup or snacking. We've become experts in some of the shows, and really I think a lot of them are pretty good. One of the shows that I'm fond of, that isn't in his time slot, is Caillou, a show about a 4-year-old bald kid. We don't know why he's bald. But he has typical adventures and fears for his age, and I find it kind of charming.

The theme song is kind of catchy too. There's one line where he says, "Growing up's not so tough, except when I've had enough," but we recently discovered there's an earlier version of the video that goes with the opener. In the current version, he imagines he's driving a construction vehicle, and he wipes his brow. However, I was looking for it online, and we found this earlier version, where he totally throws a tantrum, and it's kind of hilarious. (Both are about 28 seconds in.) It definitely fits the lyric better.


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