February 15, 2010

I'm So Glad You're My Family

I've made it no secret that I allow my daughters to watch television. Hubby's new job comes with the perk of free cable, so for the first time in their lives my daughters have come to realize there is more to TV than PBS. Occasionally on Nick Jr. there are videos in between shows. We now have a special ritual when one of those videos is on.
For some reason we all enjoy The Laurie Berkner Band's "Family" (it may be called "My Family." Google searches result in various titles). When the video is on, we all have to drop what we're doing and sing and dance. I mean drop everything. I had the TV on one night during their dinner, so everyone "danced in their chairs." It was quite comical.
The best thing about all of this is that yesterday when it came on, I had flipped the TV on out of desperation. Everyone was grumpy and the littlest things were making them mad. The video came on and poof everyone was in a happy mood. It's hard to stay mad when you're jumping around the living rooming shouting out the lyrics to a fun song.

7 comments:

Stephanie B said...

My kids love music and my son, especially (who doesn't talk) loves, LOVES, animusic. I can put it on for half an hour and he's ecstatic.

I also sang to him when he was in the hospital getting the treatment for his croup. It did help calm him down.

Becky said...

adorable

Quadmama said...

We're finally getting past "children's music," so it's fun to see what they like.

MaryAnne said...

So fun! We're still stuck with PBS at our house. Thankfully we can record shows through our computer - which doubles as our TV - and the kids LOVE Dinosaur Train.

Quadmama said...

I actually don't mind PBS. The shows are fairly educational and fun. Plus there isn't 24/7 children's programming, so I'm not lying when I tell them there's nothing on TV... a little trickier when you have channels like Nick Jr. with round the clock shows!

Marilynne said...

You make the rules on TV watching. They can only ask.

I smile thinking of the six of you dancing at the dinner table. Fun, fun, fun, fun.

Kisha said...

We are big Nick Jr. fans. And we love all the songs...they are so good at getting your bum up and dancing away!!!!

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