|Playing Mario on a very old game system at the cottage. Everything old can be new again to a 3 year old.|
Tuesday was Caillou and Rosie day. If you don't know them, Caillou is a four year old boy and Rosie is his little sister in animated stories on PBS and Sprout TV. We have plastic figures as shown here, that come apart into three pieces each. We may not have spent consecutive hours playing with them, but collectively by the end of the day, Caillou and Rosie must have felt either very loved or very tired. They even went to bed for a nap in Gigi's bed with giggles over sleeping on Poppa's pillow.
Caillou and Rosie were still important on Wednesday and we watched them not only at their scheduled show times, but also On Demand. A teddy bear was featured in two episodes which led to a discussion here. Colton got my Gund bear and adopted, taking him home when daddy picked him up. Gee, I have boxes of
At one point in playing, he began beating another toy with the bear. I corrected him. Later he decided to clear the couch of his Hot Wheels by vigorously sweeping them off with his arms, sending them flying. This isn't the first time I've spoken to him about this so I used a louder and firmer voice than usual. He stopped and looked at me. I could see the gears working in that precious little head but didn't know where this would lead. I was not ready for what followed. He stuck his arms up and exuberantly said "Let's dance!"
When faced with something unpleasant today, I hope you can muster up a smile and encourage someone to dance!