Monday, August 17, 2009
Couch Tater Tot
Barrett has never really showed much interest in the television, despite my best efforts. He would much rather go outside and play, or break into the refrigerator, dump baking soda all over the place then proceed to roll in it, than sit in front of the tube. No well intentioned parent wants for their child to be a couch potato, however I am desperate to have at least one child who is content and occupied for fifteen minutes (I have already been interrupted three times while typing this to solve the problems of wee redheaded ones. I'm not exaggerating.).
A few days ago the movie "Cars" came on the Disney channel. Barrett was transfixed. He didn't have ANY tantrums for thirty minutes. My husband and I looked at each other, and realized we had the same thought. "We must purchase this movie!" On my next outing, I happily forked over the $14.95 for the DVD. While checking out, I fantasized about Gunther napping, and Barrett sitting quietly for his movie. What would I do with that time? Put away laundry, clean the kitchen counter, update my blog....so many exciting possibilities.
The movie does tend to buy about twenty minutes of Barrett being happy, he won't sit through the whole thing because, well......because he is two. Twenty minutes is better than no minutes, though. Jason put the movie in for him yesterday because he couldn't candle Barrett flinging himself on the floor and screaming anymore. This was the third viewing of the movie in the past two days.
"Have they made a sequel to this yet?" Jason asked.
"I don't think so." I said glumly.
A horrific realization washed over me. Barrett would soon be bored with this movie and it would lose it's hypnotic effect. Or, Jason and I would go completely nuts from watching it over, and over, and over, and over.
PLEASE make a sequel to "Cars"!!! Please have it available on DVD by...uh....next week. It's our only hope.