We were in a hurry to go to Ikea yesterday morning to claim my monthly reward, which I get from blogging for Ikea. We wanted to leave the house early to beat the peak hour traffic jam. After I had prepared her, this rascal dug out some old play dough and was rolling the dirty play dough with her clean hands. I snapped at her as I didn’t want her to get herself dirty, which meant I had to wash her hands again… and we were already running late. I was nagging away and then…
Baby – mummy, can I have a minute please?
Me – why do you want a minute? (I was surprised that my almost-4-YO girl could speak so eloquently!)
Baby – I want to talk to you. (and she said this with such politeness and gentleness in her voice that I could feel my heart melting!)
Me – ok say…
Baby – I got that play dough from Sunday School. The Sunday School teacher gave me that play dough.
Me – it’s ok. Next time, let me know before you play with play dough ok?
Baby – OK!
Me – where did you learn how to say “can I have a minute?”
Baby – from Strawberry Shortcake, hehe…
So watching cartoon ain’t that bad after all. Yes I do agree that too much TV viewing can be detrimental, but with proper supervision on the type of programs and limited hours per day, it ain’t that bad after all, well at least for my girls. They learned their ABCs,123s, nursery rhymes, first words and picked up many new words through the not-so idiotic box 😀
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