After She Leaves

This is what our mornings at home look like after Ane leaves for school and both boys are awake.

Tad gets to pick a TV show to watch (most of the time), and lately it’s been Word World.  I’m not sure if his addiction to Super Why has run its course or not, but he’s gone back to Word World after about a year and a half of not watching it.  I’m sure that newer episodes with Shark as a bigger character may have something to do with it.

Anyway, the funniest part about this particular morning is that Rerun was actually watching the show and finding it amusing.

Even as he moves over to bother Tad – who has comfortably ensconced himself in a laundry basket with pillows and blankets, and a snorkel with toy pliers stuck into the end that is doubling as a shark tagging harpoon – Rerun is still watching the show.

TV has only recently begun to hold any interest for him.  I remember how careful I was to limit Ane’s TV time when she was a baby and toddler.  Those days are long, long gone.  Of course, often times Tad is watching shark documentaries, not children’s television, so at least Rerun is learning something, right?

Ane knows that Tad is watching TV without her, and it does bug her a little that she doesn’t get to watch all those same shows anymore.  It’s a good thing she loves school so much, or she might get really resentful about it.  At any rate, I do try to have Tad get in most of his daily shark viewing when his sister isn’t at home.  There’s only so many times a sister can watch “Anatomy of a Shark Bite” before she gets bored to tears.  I think it only took once, come to think of it.

So don’t tell Ane that I’ve got Word World episodes on the DVR right now, okay?  Let’s just let her think that Tad watches sharks while she’s not home.  At least I can count on the fact that Rerun won’t tattle on me… yet.

One Response to “After She Leaves”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    February 7th, 2011 11:35

    Rerun is standing up so straight and looks so tall!! And he is really paying attention. Taking it all in like a sponge.