Yes we can! Ben is a regular Bob the Builder groupie these days. It all started when the pediatrician's nurse gave him a Bob the Builder action figure as a present. He thought this was pretty cool. Then we discovered that we have the "Sprout on Demand" channel, which lets us watch any of a number of PBS and BBC kids shows whenever we want. So we watched some Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder episodes. He liked Thomas, but he absolutely adored Bob. Now whenever he needs a Bob fix, he'll point to the TV and say "Bob Bob Bob!!"
Well, specifically, he loves the Bob theme song. After that, the actual show itself can't compete with whatever toys or books are lying around near him. Neil and I are more into the show than he is. But at the end of the show, when the music starts up again, Ben tunes back in. Yesterday, he was completely absorbed in a book, his back to the TV. The theme song started, and Ben bolted upright, his mouth wide open. He turned to the TV and watched the credits roll, listening to the music with a look of transcendent glee on his face.
"I Cannot Even Smile Here"
3 months ago