A few weeks ago David's grandparents sent us a huge box of kids' videos that they didn't need cluttering up there house anymore. Of course, our kids were beside themselves with joy, and couldn't decide what to watch first.
When kids are involved I love vidoes. They are far, far more durable than DVD's. When my two year old even mentions the name of a DVD it gets scratched, much less when he climbs the TV stand when no one is looking, pushes the exact button to open the player, takes it out and carries it with his teeth as he is climbing back down.
So has been the demise of many DVDs.
But the vidoes.
Ah, the vidoes.
Those things can get stepped on, thrown across the room, and carried by teeth and they still will work. You can even retrieve a peanut butter sandwich from a VCR and the VCR isn't even mildly offended. A DVD player however, will turn it's delicate nose up at the sight of a toddler and even one touch of a two year old hand will cause it to cry out in anguish, it's little disk tray never to return to normal.
So has been the demise of many DVD players.
The kids finally decided what videos to watch and in what order. One of the younger girls wanted to watch Bambi. (I remember going to see Bambi in the movie theater when it was NEW.) Timothy, on the other hand, didn't want to watch Bambi. He wanted to watch Recess Christmas Special. (That one perhaps will mysteriously disappear into the trash. Mysteriously.) Timothy came to me expressing his lack of desire to watch Bambi.
Timothy: I really, really don't want to watch Bambi!
Me: Bambi? How could you not like Bambi? I mean how could you not like Bambi?
Timothy: I don't like it. I'd rather watch Recess Christmas.
Me: Okay. What does Recess Christmas have that Bambi doesn't have?