thank God for baby einstein. the reason "happy harrison" is so happy is solely the result of hours of baby einstein. hello. my name is rachel white and my son is a baby einstein addict. yes, we are a two-a-day family. at least.
mama needs to cook dinner? baby einstein to the rescue! mama needs to take a shower? i love me some baby einstein! harrison has an ear infection and NOTHING else will console him? UNLIMITED baby einstein! (i'm not kidding. one time we watched six in a row.)
mama: "harrison, do you want to watch a baby einstein?"
harrison: perks up head, opens eyes wide, walks toward the television, begins squealing with excited anticipation as mama picks up the remote control, makes panting noises, whines if mama can't start the video fast enough....seriously, i've created a monster (aka: junkie).
can you say "conditioned"? it's as if my child is pavlov's dog (who IS one of the baby einstein puppets, by the way). maybe that's where he learned the panting??
since i am now an official full-time mom, i feel it important to cut back on the baby einstein watching. i must admit that i have been experiencing some guilty feelings about the whole issue. i've been justifying my behavior because i ONLY let harrison watch baby einstein. of course, the APA doesn't approve of even that. so, clearly, i have been in denial and am, only now, seeing the error of my ways.
in any event, this week, we've been trying to go for more walks. we watch the ducks swim in the pond. precious ducks. ...then, when we get home, i show harrison how the real ducks compare to the puppet ducks on his favorite baby einstein video. : )