When I was pregnant and looking at daycare centers for Princess (when I thought I would be returning to work), the one thing I was most concerned with (after safety) was that they didn't prop the kids up in front of the tv all day. I didn't want my kid to be a couch potato by her first birthday, and I felt like if I was paying for them to watch my kid, they should do more than entertain her with cartoons.
Well. So much for that. Princess is almost 20 months old and is addicted to Dora the Explorer. Its already out of control. Her favorite saying is not Mommy or Daddy or I Love You. Its "Watcha Dora" which means "I Need To Watch Dora Now Or I Will Explode" and its said repeatedly until she gets to watch Dora. She has taken to having near-tantrums if I say no.
She sings along with the songs. She talks to the characters. She does what Dora tells her to do (Hug yourself real tight so we can wake up sleeping Boots! Tighter!). She doesn't do what Mommy tells her to do. Somehow Dora has become the authority figure in my house. I have no idea how this happened.
But, it gives me time to blog, as guess what Princess is doing now? Watcha Dora.
Dora, The Devil