LP’s Latest Love – Curious George – The Ordinary Moments

Today I’m linking up with MummyDaddyMe for the Ordinary Moments Linky. This is a chance to celebrate the little things that happen in your day to day life, the normal things. When blogging we tend to focus on the big milestones but the small, ordinary things are just as special and important.

LP has never been a huge fan of the TV. Since she was small we’ve always had TV or music on in the background and I think because of this she’s never been very interested in it. Having said that, we’d usually have ‘normal’ grown up TV on rather than children’s programmes so it definitely wasn’t interesting for her!

Even though LP wasn’t that interested in TV I still didn’t like to have it on all day – we’d have the TV on for an hour or so and then I’d turn it off so that LP didn’t see it as a constant factor – I wanted her to grow up knowing that life without TV was ok!

LP was poorly a couple of weeks ago and so we decided to introduce her to Disney. Walt Disney. Not just something for childhood – Hubby and I love Disney movies just as much as the next person! So the three of us snuggled on the sofa, under a blanket and watched Up. LP loved it. It was probably partly because she wasn’t well but also partly it had talking dogs in it – and LP loves dogs – but LP stayed still and quiet for nearly the whole movie. It’s the longest that she has ever been engrossed in anything.

After this we decided to start trying LP with different TV shows to see what she’d like. She isn’t that bothered by Peppa Pig like most 2 year olds, but there is one huge love in LP’s life at the moment, one thing that will stop her in her tracks like nothing else.

Curious George.

For anyone that doesn’t know Curious George, he’s a monkey. A very cute monkey that very strangely doesn’t have a tail! Monkeys are LP’s favourite things and I think George is her most favourite of them all!

Over the last couple of weeks I have come to realise that if I put one instalment of Curious George on the TV – 25 minutes and a total of 3 episodes – LP will sit still and watch the whole thing, totally engrossed. She will only come out of her George-induced-trance when the end credits come on and she’s immediately shout ‘Meeee-Meeeee Meeeeee-Meeeeeeeeeee – More!!’.
Curious George
Having this 25 minute period where I know I can trust her to stay put in front of the TV is amazing as a Mummy. Any other Mummy can relate to the fact that knowing you have a specific time slow – be it a half hour or hour nap time or 25 mins in front of the TV, you can get so much done! LP and I now have a trade off. Once a day, while Little Man has his half hour nap I put Curious George on the TV. LP smiles a huge beam of a smile, claps her hands and shouts ‘Yay!!’ in sheer delight.

Her 25 minutes of unbridled happiness let’s me put some washing on, stick dinner in the slow cooker, have a tidy up and maybe even make a nice cup of tea.

Everyone’s happy in this 25 minute ordinary moment.

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5 Comments

  1. September 15, 2013 / 10:27 am

    We have a Curious George fan in our house too although I suspect her absolute favourite is Sofia the First right now. She gets to watch and episode while I settle baby Elma for a nap and if Elma goes to sleep easily I sneak back down stairs and we snuggle up on the sofa together to watch the end. I’d never want it on all day but a little tv is very helpful to get things done!

    • genuineplacebo
      September 15, 2013 / 11:46 am

      Completely agree – Occasionally, generally if I’m not well or if LP isn’t well then TV is a fall back for the majority of the day. Otherwise it’s an hour here or there! x

  2. Mummy Hearts You
    September 15, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    We have just converted to the Disney channel from cBeebies, Moo loves it! She is beginning to grow out of the pre-school porgrammes and is starting to watch longer feature length ones instead. She loves Sofia The First and Doc Mcstuffins and my little boy is a fan of Curious George.

    I love her blanket by the way πŸ™‚

    Popped over from Katie’s Ordinary Moments x

  3. September 15, 2013 / 10:34 pm

    Aw bless her. Would you believe we haven’t seen Curious George in our house? I might have to try it for my two year old. We are typical TV people in our house, she loves Peppa Pig. I totally get what you mean about Disney though, I used to watch them in my 20’s even before I had children! I love them and they transport me back to being little. Mads loves the Lion King but we haven’t managed to get her into any of the others yet.

    Thanks so much for linking up. πŸ™‚ x

  4. September 16, 2013 / 2:01 pm

    hi huni we have a george lover here too!! its like her best thing ever she even asks for it on my phone and to be honest its a life saver at times if i need a few minutes i can put it on and know she will stay put!what im not loving though is my other half trying to sing the song sounds like a monkey being kicked in the pips!!

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