Captain Fussybuckets is almost three. He was always a fussy baby in the car, so we were always listening to “Baby Signing Time” CDs or after he was eight months old, watching baby and kid DVDs on the DVD player in the car. Nothing wrong with that, in my opinion….whatever makes it easier on him (and us!) We didn’t pull out the DVD on all trips, but especially the long ones. But lately, I’ll admit, the DVD player came on every time we got in the car.
Yesterday I had taken out his new DVD that Grammy gave him so he could watch it in the house. So when we went to a function at church last night, there was no DVD player. I turned on the radio and honest to goodness, he said “what’s that noise?” I told him it was the radio. He was fascinated. Of COURSE he’s heard the radio before, but obviously it had been quite a while. He said he liked it.
Then this morning when he and I went shopping, I turned on the radio to a Christian music station and I heard him singing along (or trying to). He was looking out the window, enjoying looking at the cows, horses, houses, clouds, etc, etc, etc on the way to the store. He really, really likes to listen to the radio and it does NOT have to be kid songs or the few familiar songs that he knows that Mommy & Daddy like! Who knew??
So, that got me to thinking….what else do I not let him experience, just because he might not have liked it in the past? Sure, he’s not going to like everything and that’s okay, but I don’t need to assume that just because he didn’t like something at age 1, that he’s still not gonna like it at almost 3. Hm. Food for thought, that’s all!