Amelia is OBSESSED with Diego right now. It’s the first bit of television that has captured her interest, and she’s pretty much all Diego all the time (with a smidge of Dora thrown in). She wakes up asking to watch Diego and she goes to sleep asking if she can watch Diego tomorrow. I don’t let her watch every time she asks, but I’ll admit to using the television as a babysitter on occasion. Sue me.
Each of my kids has had a first television obsession. As a self-proclaimed TV junkie, I get it. Television is an escape. It’s easy. It’s relaxing. It’s a way to turn your mind off (and for me, that’s quite often a good thing). For Owen, it was the Backyardigans. For Avery, it was The Wiggles. When Avery was 4, she looked like this:
One day she was watching an episode of The Wiggles that prominently featured Henry the Octopus.
I don’t think that’s a real octopus, because if he was real he would be squirting ink on the Wiggles and he wouldn’t be talking like that, so I don’t think he’s a real octopus.
I think you’re right.
(Long pause … ) I wonder if the Wiggles know that?