Ben’s favorite game today included a metal colander, wooden blocks, a mixing spoon and tongs. When I asked him what he was up to he replied ‘Spaghetti Yummy Yummy’ (in the tune of the Wiggles song – Fruit Salad Yummy Yummy). Who needs toys when you have an imagination! I joined him and we made spaghetti for ages. I love being Ben’s Mum!!!
It had been a long wait to see the Wiggles. I purchased the tickets just after Christmas for the ‘Wiggles Go Bananas’ concert in May. We were very excited to attend (well…. maybe not Andrew who went under protest!). I had pumped Ben up ready but I am not sure he had a clue what was going on. When the show started he clung to Andrew …… slightly terrified. But eventually warmed up when Dorothy, Wags, Henry and Captain Feathersword came on stage.
I have to say I was a little disappointed with the concert. There was alot of talking, a lot of acrobatic ……. rubbish, the stage seemed crowded and the production wasn’t polished. I had heard great reports regarding previous concerts but this one just didn’t hold the kids attention. It was disappointing……………. but we still love Murray (cose he plays the guitar!).
I am continually amazed at the power the Wiggles has over Benjamin. He loves them. I would not have thought that a one year old could really enjoy television or be able to tell one TV show from another. Well surprise surprise they can. It is no secret that as a Early Childhood Teacher I am not a fan of children watching TV but as a parent I say ‘Bring on the Wiggles’. It has become a 5pm ritual in our house that the ‘Wiggles’ or ‘Play School’ gets put on until it is bath time. What a godsend they are. The past few weeks Ben has been teething and has been terrible at eating his dinner. Tonight in front of the new Wiggles DVD – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, he ate every single bite and was looking for more. The Wiggles have definitely made our lives easier and do I dare say a little more enjoyable. I must also add that I love Play School and Ben is very partial to the DVD – Play School Out of the Box (especially Wednesday). He will get this DVD and pass it to me and say ‘Broooommm, Brooommm’. That is his way of saying Wednesday’s episode as it has a car song. He squeals with delight when you put it on. I never thought I would be a fan of children watching DVD’s but for short periods it is fantastic!!