Tuesday, July 27, 2010

pointing, the TV, and the clubhouse

This little sister is something else, let me tell ya. She totally does not understand pointing - if you point to something she looks at your hand. But if you are holding the remote and pointing it in the direction of the TV she looks at the TV.

If the TV is turned off (we do generally turn off the TV during the day) she looks at it, looks away at something else, looks back at the TV, looks away, checks the TV again, over and over again. You can see the wheels turning in her head - "Why is the TV not working? Is it broken? What is the problem? Why isn't everyone worrying about this?"

If she gets fussy, or we just need a lot of laughs, we turn on the TV and put Mickey's Clubhouse on. It's so clearly her favorite, and she is just so overjoyed when it comes on that she can't hardly contain herself. You haven't seen anything funnier than a 7 month old baby light up and start "dancing" to M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E. She recognizes the theme song - she'll stop whatever she's doing and crane her neck around to see the TV. It's too funny. The Hot Dog Song is another one she really likes and thanks to modern technology and the DVR we can watch it whenever we want. I fear for her mother. Karie is going to have her hands full keeping our sweet little Buttercup from becoming a complete couch potato. She is seven months old and she has a favorite TV show, for pete's sake.

That's all for tonight. I'm splittin' the scene, I'm full of beans...See you real soon!


  1. What a darling picture! It was a highlight of your visit watching her dancing on her butt in front of the TV. I miss her already--I guess I miss everybody already, though.