Becca wants us to tell her a story every night. We have started asking her what she wants the story to be about. The other night she told John she wanted a story about "insects" (I didn't even know she knew that word.) She also told him she wanted a story about popsicles. Last night she said to me, "Tell me about Dora. Dora goes to IKEA."
I know every parent has to justify how much TV they let their kids watch. And I've heard so many parents talk about how their kids actually learn stuff from TV. But, I always just shrugged and assumed they were just saying that to make themselves feel better. But, well.....Becca has learned some serious shit from TV. Last week she said, "I'm jumping high! Like a chinchilla." Dude, I didn't even know that chinchillas could jump. Recently I asked her to count something and she just busted out one through ten in Spanish. I have never, EVER done that with her. She didn't learn it from me (but I am glad she learned it somewhere). The other day we were looking at a book and there was this weird anteater type critter. John and I were like, "What is that animal?" And Becca said, "A tapir." John and I just looked at each other. A tapir? What the hell is a tapir? So, I'd like to give Diego a big shout out for the babysitting and tutoring services he so freely offers.
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