Friday, March 5, 2010

Praise God for Sesame Street

So, as a child I hated Sesame Street. No, I think I actually loathed it. I always wanted to keep up with my brothers and do things big boys do. (Yes, I said "boys") By the time I was of Sesame street age, I didn't want any of all. (Well, from what I can remember at least.)

Now, most days at 10, I have PBS on, and that wonderful show that has aired since 1969, finally gets my attention. Maybe it's because it entertains Miles all the while being a stimulating resource for his brain. Maybe it's because during the time I can clean up the breakfast mess, and get some laundry in the machine. Maybe because it's wholesome (though I have heard the phrase "poo poo head" used recently)... Or maybe because it lifts my spirits....

I'm ready for spring, ready for scenes outside the walls in my home, ready for new life and fresh air....AND ready for some Jason Mraz.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Go Dog Go!

Miles likes books. Actually Miles LOVES books. One book in particular has been getting a whole lot of reading time these days. In fact, yesterday Brad and I must have read Go Dog Go at least half a dozen times.... Our son is absolutely in love with the classic by P.D. Eastman. When you step back and think about it, it totally makes sense. The vocabulary contained within the pages of this book are many words that Miles has been speaking daily. Dog, go, hat, car.....are just to name a few. I had no idea that when we picked this book up a month ago, it would never be set down for a lengthy amount of time. In fact yesterday while cleaning up "toys" before bed, I realized that there were no toys to actually put away, just a massive basket of books scattered about the house. I guess we have a reader on our hands.

While reading about her birthday on my friend Leslie's blog, I discovered that many Dr. Seuss readers are on YouTube! Yay. Now we have yet another avenue to enjoy the book through. Thanks Leslie!