On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 07:57:28 GMT, "dragonsgirl"
>>>Transformers are much more interesting,I always liked them too.
>> Have you seen the new animation on CN? YIKES!
>> I got a call around 9:25AM from Bean, my nephew who thinks I'm
>> into Ninja turtles and Transformers, letting me know the Transformers
>> would be on TV soon. I'm certain his mom assisted in making the call,
>> though it's possible he called without assistance.
>> To appease him I agreed to watch. I did so and UGH!
>> Clearly the powers that be had four-year-olds and NOT 38
>> year-olds in mind when they made it. Even the Princess said, "Show
>> dumb. Watch TummaTubbies peese." I put in the DVD for her and watched
>> Transformers (to meet the obligation I incurred with Bean) in the
>> computer room.
>> The highlight of the half hour was figuring out the tall guy
>> who played Dauber on "Coach" does the voice of one of the Autobots.
>I pity you guys with the Teletubbies,
I don't think the BBC had adults in mind when they made it.
>but I've got a three year old here who
>is absolutely hooked on the Cars movie.
>No joke now.
Haven't seen it.
>He saw it on the TV back when it first came out on DVD at the store.
>He whined for me to take him back to that store tv to watch it.
>So...fool that I am, I bought it for him.
>Set a tv/dvd combo up in his room so he could watch all on his own, a fairly
>nice TV too that I had bought his dad just not long before. (poor dad, I
>took his TV for the baby).
We lost the big HD TV to The Princess and her watching the
Teletubbies, Baby Einstein, and Clubhouse Disney.
Fortunately we have other TVs, so it's not the end of the
>Arright...are you with me so far?
>The baby is only two at the time. And all is going well because he's just
>mesmerized by this movie.
>But then, he learns how to put it in himself. And then how to push play.
The Princess can't reach the DVD player. If someone holds her
up, she can put the DVD in, but without someone helping, she can't do
>And then fast forward, and reverse, and pause, and stop, and eject...and he
>even changed the tv language to french and told me that the word on the
>screen said 'stop' and I was really getting a little scared at this point!
The Princess recognizes her real name when printed, but that's
all at this point.
She can spell cat, but I don't think she really understands
the letters, since she doesn't know the word when written.
>But there was more to come.
>The baby, after having played the Cars movie repeatedly for ...oh, I'd say
>two months or better, BURNED UP THE TV.
>Kaput. Nothing. No sound, no power light, no whirrs or whizzes. NOTHING!
>Just a funny smell in his room when he came and got me and said 'Hewp, hewp,
>I explain to him that the tv is broke and he can't watch his movie, and the
>tv will have to go to the trash.
>Could he let it lay at that?
No way! It simply can't be done :)
>Of course not, silly me for thinking he could, because THE MOVIE WAS STILL
>IN THE TV AND I HAD TO GET IT OUT 'WITE NOWWW.'
Well of course!
>Ok, so out comes the screwdriver and the hacksaw (kidding, no hacksaw) and I
>go to work on the tv and finally pry out the movie.
>All is well for about another month when ZZZZZZZttt (snap crackle pop) and I
>go to look and he's BURNED THE MOVIE IN THE DVD PLAYER.
>Good lord. I'm thinking what now what now.
>I, being a mom feeling that my kid is a little obsessed, buy him...what?
>Not another Cars movie, but instead some Disney movie about Dogs of all
>I take it home and I tell him 'watch this it's really neat, it's about
>doggies, you'll like it'.
> I really am stupid, because I guess that after so many months of
>watching this boy obsess over Cars, I didn't realize that nothing would make
>him happy but ANOTHER Cars movie.
>He whined and he cried and he tried his best to say Lightning McQueen, only
>it came out 'White-ning Ma-gween'.
>Off to the store I go to get another copy of Cars.
This is one of the reasons we make back up of every movie we
buy. We play the back ups in the players while the original is safely
on the shelf. Should anything like what you've described happen, we
still have the original.
>It didn't stop there. Oh no. Now it's blankets and posters and slippers
>and puzzles and lights and bubblegum bank things that looks like this doofy
>red car, and everything and anything Lightning McQueen.
>After what, a year? I finally gave in to the obsession.
Does he have the chair that becomes a Lightning Mc Queen car?
My Nephew, Bean, has it.
>For Christmas this year he got....guesses anyone?
>Yeah. A Lightning McQueen tv/dvd combo.
>Now he watches Cars on a TV that looks like a car with a remote in his hand
>that looks like the remote start for a real car, and he tells me, now that
>he can talk pretty good, that some day his little match box replica of
>Lightning McQueen and 'Mater and Sally are all going to grow up and he's
>going to drive them.
I wanna go for a ride! :)
>I hope he's not like this with girls when he's older.
>I forsee a lot of flowers and candy in my future.
I'm not even looking forward to the dating years. The
Princess already has several of the boys from day care expressing
interest in her.
One boy tried to kiss her. She kicked him and made him cry,
which got her in time out, causing her to cry. When she didn't get
any sympathy from Mommy or Dada, she cried again.
Presuming she stays as cute as she is now, I expect a lot of
male callers as she gets older. YIKES!
Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons...
for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup.