Jack is crack!

I promised myself I wouldn’t do it.

I didn’t think I would.

But it’s done now, and there’s no going back.

My toddler is planted in front of the TV.

I didn’t mean for it to happen, but it did.

After breakfast, we watch Sesame Street for an hour (during which time Jillian bops around the house and does 32 other things at the same time). Then we turn off the TV and we usually go for a walk or to the park or to a playdate or run errands. We’re busy people.

Sometimes, if the weather is icky or we just don’t have anything to do, we’ll watch Arthur, too, since it comes on after The Street. That’s all right because I dig the theme song for Arthur.

But then the TV goes off.

Unfortunately, a monster has been born.

We have been DVR’ing episodes of Jack’s Big Music Show because duh – music + puppets = genius. It’s a really cute show with lots of singing and musical instruments and songs and goofing around and stuff. Jillian loves it.

I mean, she LOOOOOOOOOVES it. And with her ever-growing Toddler Vocabulary, she is learning how to request demand it.


She will point at the darkened TV. “Jack?” At first it’s a question.
“No,” I tell her. “Later.”
She gestures again to the blank screen. “Jaaack?”
“Not right now, sweetie. Later.”
We go back and forth like this for a little bit, then it becomes a demand.
“AAAACKKK!!!” We tend to lose the ‘J’ when we’re mad.
“FINE.” And away we go.

She then spends the next 20 or so minutes clapping her hands and dancing around as only a combination of my and Freddie’s genetic material can. As soon as it’s over, she smiles at me with all her teeth. “Mo? Peesh?”

How can I resist that?

It could be worse. It could be Barney.

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  1. Paula

    Ella likes that show too!! She hasn’t learned to demand things yet but I’m sure it won’t be long.

    Ella still has a baby mullet…long hair in back, very little on the top.