Dora, Sign Language, and Teenage Ramblings

Weird title, I know, but those are the three things I want to share today.

My daughter shocked my hubby and I yesterday. He was counting in Spanish (why? I have no clue) and after he said cuatro my daughter yells "cinco." I turned to my husband and gave him a "how in the hell does she know that," look. He kept counting and paused to see if she knew any other numbers. She went all the way up to 10!! The only thing I can figure is that she learned it by watching Dora the Explorer.

My daughter is also obsessed with Baby Einstein. And when I say obsessed, I'm not just exaggerating for effect. She wakes up in the morning talking about it. Well, her latest binge has been Baby Wordsworth. In it, Marlee Matlin uses sign language and J has picked up about 10 words. She can sign table, piano, computer, thank you, thirsty, tired, happy, chair, swing, and refrigerator. Who says TV rots your brain?

Oh, and if you haven't checked out Diary of a Reluctant Housewife you need to get your butt over there ASAP. She has double dog dared us all to pull out those old teenage journal entries. Oh don't even act like you don't have them. She posted some lovely poetry from her youth and I thought it would be fun to take her up on her offer. I have to dig deeper for the poetry but here's a little sample from a deranged journal entry.

I am utterly and completely in love.
For the first time I know what love is.
I want to spend the rest of my life with him (I was 17!!)
He loves me back too and in a way that feels so good.
When we kiss everything around me disappears.
I want to spend every minute of every hour of every day with him.

UUGGGHHHHH Can you hear me puking?!?!?!?


rhonda said...

Oh Baby Einstein, don't even get me started :)

reluctant housewife said...

You were one happy 17 year old!

Juliabohemian said...

I have to go look for mine now. I'm sure I have some somewhere.

chelle said...

My daughter is addicted to Dora...if a day goes by she does not watch it, she gets sad and say "Dora Dora"...crazy kids!

MrsFortune said...

No, I could NOT hear you puking because I was laughing so f'ing hard. Seriously. Tears.

Awesome Mom said...

Baby Einstine is called baby crack in my household. One hit and the kid is hooked. We can't even say the name Baby Einstine any more because Evan will get all excited and freak out. He thinks that every DVD we put in to the DVD player is going to be Baby Einstine. Heaven help me I feed his addiction because it is a handy way to get some computer time.


THAT is awesome. I am utterly and completley in love with your dear diary moment. Ha!

Nancy said...

LOVE the diary excerpt. More, please! (also I linked to an old one of mine from Reluctant Housewife's post...)

Nicole said...

Dora is quite the teacher. My daughter now sings "Sube" as she climbs every piece of furniture in the house!!

Enjoyed the glimpse into your wonder years!

~d said...

you know, I never thought I'd be thankful for all the written 'poetry', letters and journals to have been flooded away...until now!

BTW, I have TAGGED you. Come on over.

grayelephant said...

ahh... first loves... that was actually very sweet. :) but i'm glad i trashed all my earlier journals, least they be found by my parents! mucho embarrassing!

yes, baby einstein rules!

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