In which we talk about Lucas’s other favourite boob

by DaniGirl on March 23, 2009 · 11 comments

in Lucas

Baby’s first smile, first laugh. The first time baby slept through the night. Baby’s first food, and the first meal baby feeds to himself. Baby’s first tentative steps, and baby’s first words. All milestones worthy of marking on the calendar, of noting, of celebrating.

And now, finally, after a YEAR of waiting — baby’s first favourite TV show. Actually, the first time the baby shows even the remotest interest in TV in general.

Yah, yah, I know. Both the Canadian and the American pediatric societies recommend against television for babies. Perhaps the Canadian and American pediatric societies don’t have full-time jobs and two other kids to take care of? Perhaps the Canadian and American pediatric societies LIKE to try going to the bathroom while diverting the baby from a rousing game of lick-the-toiletbrush? Perhaps the Canadian and American pediatric societies are eating a whole lot of takeout food?

It’s no secret we’re TV junkies at my place, and Tristan and Simon both loved the flickering electric nipple from an early age. We have more than a dozen Baby Einstein videos and DVDs, not to mention countless others: Bob the Builder, the Wiggles, and enough Thomas the Tank Engine to choke a conductor. And yet, despite our best efforts to ensnare him, the baby has steadfastly refused to be engaged by the idiot box. Perhaps because it is *always* on, he’d no more stare at it than at the sofa, or the vacuum cleaner. (You’d leave yours out, too, if you were using it ten times a week!)

But! Oh happy day, we have finally found a television program that captivates Lucas. And not only that, but he’s showing a remarkable amount of discernment in his first choice of favourite TV show. No whiney Caillou for my boy, nor pedantic Barney. No lispy ducks, no freakish blobs, no little blue doggies to endure. Nope, this is TV I myself could, and will, and DO watch happily for hours, and DVDs that are well worth investing in.

You know what show captivates Lucas? You haven’t seen from cute until you’ve seen him wiggling his little happy dance to its iconic theme.

Lucas loves the Muppet Show. Glory be.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Loukia March 23, 2009 at 8:33 am

Very cute!

And luckily for my household too, my boys don’t watch anything silly or annoying like Barney…

My 3 year old’s favourite show is How It Is Made on Discovery Channel – yeah, this child should just skip kindergarten altogether…

And my baby boy? Loves Mighty Machines, his older brother’s other favourite show. 🙂 Is there anything cuter in the world then watching a one year old dance happily? Sigh… I think not!

2 Loukia March 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm

By the way, I love the title of your post. You’re so creative, Dani!

3 liz March 23, 2009 at 12:57 pm

He’s got excellent taste!!!

4 Shannon March 23, 2009 at 1:14 pm

“Flickering electric nipple”???? Can’t stop laughing . . .

Where did you find the Muppets? Is it still on TV, I’d love to show it to my kids.

I understand what you mean – I could never make dinner without allowing the kids to watch 30-45 minutes of TV. They know they are permitted to do it at that time, so it’s something they look forward to. So far we have only shown the little one (14 months) Baby Einstein (the Farm one is the one we have) and she does seem to like it!

5 Loukia March 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm

I think the Muppets is on Retro-Toon – channel 284?

6 Phantom Scribbler March 23, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Awesome! Mazel tov! You know I have the girl for him… she can recite pretty much the entire Gilda Radner episode by memory now.

7 Amy @ Muddy Boots March 23, 2009 at 8:57 pm

“Both the Canadian and the American pediatric societies recommend against television for babies. Perhaps the Canadian and American pediatric societies don’t have full-time jobs and two other kids to take care of? Perhaps the Canadian and American pediatric societies LIKE to try going to the bathroom while diverting the baby from a rousing game of lick-the-toiletbrush? Perhaps the Canadian and American pediatric societies are eating a whole lot of takeout food?”

So much of this post made me laugh! Well written.

8 DaniGirl March 24, 2009 at 6:43 am

Phantom, I would be delighted to hook up Lucas and BB. (Heck, if an older woman is good enough for his dad, it’s good enough for him.) She could be the engineer and he could raise the babies — no problem!

Shannon, we have the first two seasons on DVD, but last I checked they were on Channel 25 occasionally, too. I can’t remember the station call letters, but it’s the Christian/family TV station.

9 ian March 24, 2009 at 7:07 am

Awesome. Isn’t that soooooooo much better than all the other options you mentioned?!?
My kids (slightly older I’m guessing) are really into Looney Tunes! That was my favourite show as a kid – good to see they have good taste too!

10 Mac and Cheese March 26, 2009 at 1:21 pm

LOVE that show! Also, my vacuum is out all the time too. This increases the chance that I will actually use it.

11 Fawn March 28, 2009 at 5:31 pm

If he likes Muppets, maybe he’d enjoy Fraggle Rock, too. I just borrowed Season Two from the library, and it was a hit with my 3 yo.

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