Thursday, November 20, 2008

C6's latest fave song: XTC's "Senses Working Overtime"

C6 likes all the senses and the counting in XTC's "Senses Working Overtime">. He also likes that Andy Partridge sings about lemon and lime. Lots to like about this one! Although everytime I hear the line "...and all the world is football shaped" I recall seeing a Laser Show at the Museum of Science years ago. At this lyric in the show, the graphic that whirled above was an american football shape. I do believe that XTC had a soccerball shape in mind, don't you?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

C6, Peep, and the Big Wide World

We started a new twist on our morning routine a few weeks ago. When C6 wakes up, he'll come down to Mummio & Daddio's room and hop into bed. Okay, that part is not so new. But, for the most part, the kid hits the ground running, so he usually wouldn't stick around with us - after a quick hello, and the obligatory climbing all over us and being the exact opposite of cuddly, he'd bound down to the kitchen to "make breffix". This could be either a delightful surprise (good aim with getting the juice *in* the cup, milk AND cereal *in* the bowl) or not so delightful (making peanut butter and marmalade sandwiches and storing one of them on a shelf in the cupboard "for later!", putting the peanut butter-smeared utensils back into the drawer...)

So here's the NEW part of our morning: C6 hops into bed, we all chat a bit and then I fire up the laptop to watch Peep and The Big Wide World. Every day on the website there's a different episode. And it is about 8 or 9 minutes or so long, giving us a few more minutes of sweet, sweet, cozytime.

The show itself is really good! I like the simply drawn characters (especially the blue duck with the sailor hat named "Quack". It is pretty funny and there's a science or math twist to each episode. And! It is narrated by Joan Cusack! OH! AND! Yesterday, Megan Mullally (Karen, from "Will and Grace") showed up as the voice of a rival duck! What's not to love?

C6 also likes the games on the website - particularly the paint mixing one. Try it - 'sfun!

Of course, right AFTER our Peeptime, C6 is off and running. What'll it be for breffix this morning?