Tiresome tales
June 21, 2013

tiresometales[Watching children’s TV]

That was really funny mum – Ryan the Lion was just telling a really boring story about putting the bins out and when he’d finished Kay said, “That was different.” Then Ryan said “Do you want me to tell you the story about when I watched some paint dry?” And Alex said, “Let’s watch some Driver Dan.” Then Ryan said, “I’ll take that as a yes!” And he carried on telling the story anyway!

Facing animated fears
June 12, 2013

watchingscoobyFACING ANIMATED FEARS
“We watched Scooby-Doo.”
Age 5

That’s you and me, on the sofa, with the mat thing and the cushions [right] and that’s the telly with Scooby Doo and his friend in it [left].

Cartoon eyes
April 21, 2013

cartooneyesMum: What are you doing? Being a chicken?

Son: No, I’m trying to do that thing like in Tom and Jerry when Tom locks Jerry out and he come in because he finds a hole that’s just the right size. Sometimes when Tom’s very confused, and he sees Jerry there’s this thing that he normally does: His eyes stick out one time; and then they stick out some more to there [uses hands to demonstrate] and then to there; and then to there; and then to there! It’s REALLY funny.

And then he chases Jerry around the room and then Jerry does bad things to him – like one thing he did was stick a pin right through his head – it went right through his brain, but he was still alive!

And once, there were some baby mouses, with nappies on and the mouses get some milk and they suck it into their mouths and pretend they swallow it but they actually don’t – they just swallow air and then they spit the milk out at Tom!

Mum: Do you think it’s fair that they do all that to Tom?

Son: Yes I do, because Tom tries to catch them and it’s Tom and Jerry so it’s meant to be like that.

Watching versus doing
December 30, 2012

watchingvdoingD: Mum, you shouldn’t watch too much TV, should you?

Me: No – your eyes might go square.

D: But that’s just a legend isn’t it? It’s not really real is it? It’s a LEGEND.

Me: What do you think will happen if you watch too much TV then?

D: Nothing. Your eyes will just go round like they already are.

Me: Well, perhaps you’re right – but your brain might stop working properly if you watch too much TV.

D: Why?

Me: You might stop having ideas. When do you have YOUR best ideas?

D: When something’s gone wrong and I need to think of a way to fix it, so it doesn’t go wrong again.

Me: OK, and do you ever have those good ideas whilst you’re watching the telly?

D: No, because when I watch the telly I switch my brain off.

Me: So if you watch the telly TOO MUCH, you’d stop actually DOING things and your brain wouldn’t need to come up with as many good ideas.

D: Yes, my brain would just be switched off all the time and I would just say “erm, erm, erm” all day long and even at my birthday party I would still be going “erm, erm, erm…”!

Dog talk
November 19, 2012

D: There was something really funny that I saw in an advert. There was this trick – it was number 21. It was something that you put on the floor and then a mummy came along and saw it and told the dog off because it was a pretend poo! How funny is that? Because the dog didn’t know what she said and he just looked at her like, “Huh?’!

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