Another peek inside the toddler mind
Our son is mildly entertained by a new show that has turned up on our TV. It's called The Upside Down Show. I'll admit that it's rather cute. It's a pretty silly show featuring two brothers, a pet fly, and a woman in a red suit who keeps appearing in the background for no apparent reason. It relies a lot on imagination - invisible elephants, pretend staircases, and so on.
One of the big gimmicks of the show is that the viewer has an imaginary remote. This remote has buttons for all sorts of things - the pause button, the rewind button, the humongous button, the upside-down button, the Irish dancing button... you get the idea.
So e5 comes in while I'm working the other day, and makes me freeze by pushing the pause button on his imaginary remote. And then scolds me for moving my arm (I had an itch) and again for moving my eyes. Before long I've pushed the upside-down button and strung him up by his ankles, and then the tickle button. He comes back with the keep-tickling button, the don't work button, and a few more buttons which I've since forgotten. But my favorite was when he told me he had pressed the "stop pushing buttons" button.
I guess he was done playing...