So in our house, ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ is pretty popular. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this children’s show, it’s based off of the Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, that was on TV years ago. As a kid, I remember watching this TV show when we came back to the U.S. to visit.
While the original show was set at a much slower pace than most current day children’s shows, I’ve always loved the calm, compassionate spirit of Mr. Rogers. I love seeing the manners and kindness that Sean is beginning to show, as he watches Daniel Tiger face challenges that are applicable in his own little life.
That being said… Some of the jingles from the show can turn into some pretty exasperating/hilarious situations when sung out of context.
The other day while we were in the grocery store, it was getting close to nap time, and Sean started acting up a bit.
Me: (leaning over) If you don’t stop, we’re going to go home right now and you’ll go straight to bed!!
Sean: *at the top of his lungs* ♪Close your eyes~~~ And think of something happy!~~~♪ *sniffle*
We’ve been working on potty training, and while we are at home, I have had him running around the house in his big boy undies. I was working on breakfast when I turn around to find him standing in a puddle.
Me: Sean! You’re supposed to tell mommy!
Sean:But Mommy! ♪When you have to go potty! Stop! And go right away!♪
One day last week, I was having one of those days where nothing was going right. Towards the end of the day, I spilt something on the floor.
Before he could even answer…
Sean: ♪When you feel so mad, that you wanna roar~ Take a deep breathe~ *inhales* And count to four~♪ *with hand motions* 1-2-3-4
This kid cracks me up…