Anyway, a while back, through the mommy grapevine, I heard of the show Backyardigans. All the moms reading this know what I'm talking about. Maybe even some aunties/uncles/grandparents out there do, too. To those who have yet to be indoctrinated in the world of all things baby/kid, Backyardigans is just some musical cartoon where they have imaginary adventures and sing their way through each episode. Every mom I know SWEARS by their magical power to captivate audiences of all ages, but namely those from 0-5 years old. Maybe older, I'll let you know when we get there. So, when Sebastian and Collette went through a very fussy period at 5/6 months, I tried to exorcise their infant demons with the Backyardigans. No dice. They "watched" for about 4 minutes and they were all like, whatever Mom, this sucks. Apparently, my kids were immune.
But today, it dawned on me that I hadn't tried it since then. Now that they are 10 months old, I assume they see the world (and the TV) a lot differently. They have their favorite commercials (on the shows I watch) - mostly an Amica commercial and the one for Bernie and Phyls. Go figure. Anyway, I figured if they like commercials, maybe they are ready to step it up and enjoy an actual cartoon. I had a bunch of epsiodes taped from way back when and put one on - it was about ancient Greece (is that a good one???) And whaddya know - they liked it! Not glued to the TV as I imagined they might be but definitely interested. Now, I didn't really need to get anything done - this was more of an experiment. But now I know that if I do need to get something done, like prep their meal, run their bath, get their bottles ready, etc., they have something in addition to mountains of toys to entertain them.
And because I know the real reason you come here is to see some cute pics, here is some season-appropriate attire to get the kids in the holiday spirit.