Stuck inside all weekend with a cold and fever, by Tuesday we had developed a pretty bad case of cabin fever. What makes you feel better when you're home sick and feeling yucky? Television!
That's right-- I let Anthony watch his very first episode of Sesame Street.
Anthony was mesmerized. He watched about half the show sitting on my lap on the couch, but then the excitement became too much for him and he had to get closer.
You're probably wondering why there is a banana and a stuffed Elmo next to Anthony on the TV stand. Well, Elmo came on the show and told us all about bananas-- really everything you would ever need/want to know about bananas. So I, in my Mommy guilt about letting Anthony watch television, decided I would take this opportunity to enhance the learning experience for him by bringing out the real-world objects for him to make the connection.
Anthony's reaction was, "Get these things away from me. Can't you see I'm watching television?!"
I probably watched more Sesame Street, Mister Rogers and The Magic Garden than any preschooler in history, and I turned out (mostly) okay, so I think we'll be letting the little guy tune in every now and then.