If you are at all familiar with Laurie Berkner, you may also be familiar with her videos that they show between shows on Noggin. Well, she had a song called “We Are the Dinosaurs”, and it is Ian’s favorite. The Squad will march along with the kids on the video, and Claudia will roar.
We TiVOed this video and some other videos for The Squad. Here’s the problem. Ian gets it. This morning he brought me the remote and started whining and marching. I said “Do you want to watch the dinosaurs” and he said “Yeah, yeah” handed me the remote and kept whimpering and marching. When he saw me rewinding through the video that he knows comes after the dinosaurs video he started saying “yeah, yeah, yeah” – he only has a handfull of words.
The day before yesterday he made Gabe put on the dinosaur video four times in a row. He will actually cry and march and point at the remote when the next video comes on. Scary. I don’t think my parents can work our remote, but I bet Ian will be selecting and pausing and rewinding like crazy in the next month or two. He can already turn the TV on if it’s off.
The way I got him to stop today was by putting him down for a nap. I’m not kidding. He’s very focused.
I’m going to have to find a better hiding place for the remote control. We can’t use the couch cushions anymore. Gabe tried that yesterday and Ian saw him and tried to retrieve it himself. The kid doesn’t miss a thing.
The worst part of it is, I think Claudia is the smart one. She’s probably buying shoes online with my credit cards while he’s causing the distraction.