I was never going to be one of “those” parents, you know the ones who have kids that can repeat shows and know all the characters……ask for it constantly and by name…. I’m admitting my time has come and gone. We started to let her watch now and then so we’d have time to talk about details of the move or to give me a chance to make the seemingly unending phone calls, but now it’s Sophia who insists. She runs around the house to where I keep the dvd player and says she will “find Dora”. If I don’t allow it there are tears…. lots of tears.
Not willing to give up she trots off to find the Dora books…and screams “MAP” and “no swiping” appropriately. Its apparently very exciting stuff. I don’t think she needs me to actually read the books, she has them memorized, but she does need to validation that we appreciate Dora to. It’s definitely not all bad — she counts to 10 better in Spanish than in English where she often forgets 4 and 5….and in the grocery store and when she sits in the booster seat she asks to be strapped in so she’ll “be safe”.
I’ve grown to accept Dora and her role in our lives for now and definitely love the squeal when she sits in our bed when I’m showering and I know with all certainty that there is NO way she is moving no matter how long I take!!!
She’ll grow out of it soon enough — mermaids and princesses are already interesting but for now we get to enjoy the adventures of Dora, hopefully for just awhile longer 😉