|sunday morning rock show--just before he threw his guitar on the floor like a real rockstar|
A few weeks ago, Liam was in a funk post-daycare, so I thought it would be fun to have a little dance party in our living room with music from YouTube. Eventually I found myself watching as Liam was spinning around in my living room, wearing one of my scarves, yelling "ABC, ABC."It's since become a regular thing in our house--listening to Elmo and India Arie singing "ABC..."--so regular that Liam's first words some mornings are Daddy? Mommy? ABC?
Then, to save ourselves from going insane over ABC, Craig and I slowly started expanding Liam's YouTube repertoire. Everytime Liam sees my computer, he yells, "ABC? Bus? Ahh Ahh Ahh? Hot Dog?" (I must admit that I cringed a little when Craig introduced the Barney. I grew up in a (mostly) one T.V. household with a sister who was 8 years younger than I. Needless to say, we ended up watching a lot of Barney.)
This is such a tough one for me--I don't watch a lot of T.V. (aside from a few trashy reality shows and Parenthood), and I never really wanted to let Liam watch much either. I like that he enjoys the music and dancing, but I don't want him to get too addicted to these videos. (And, I'm not going to lie--I'm a little sad that my little boy who once loved Otis Redding is turning to Elmo and Barney and Mickey Mouse.)