Welcome to Mommy Mondays, the only day of the week when I'm a mom. Just kidding, I'm a mom every day of the week. But I only talk about it on Mondays.
There is an obsession in our house deeper than Dr. Pepper and Lakers. At least we know she gets her compulsions from both sides of the family.
Watching YouTube videos is 17-month-old Pigtail's activity of choice. She can't navigate them herself, of course, which means I spend a lot of time with a certain floppy-haired girl in my lap while she directs. Already an opinionated critic, if she disapproves of a video, she says "Bye-bye!" to the screen or hits the menu button. Conversely, she has key words that she'll use to ask for her most favorites.
Here are Pigtail's YouTube homeruns, in case you're looking for your own mindless toddler distraction. (With screenshots and links to the proper video, because even I couldn't bear to embed multiple children's songs on HH.)
Elmo brings a huge smile of delight to my child's face. I did not introduce her to Elmo. I'm not even sure where she learned about Elmo. But she can spot that red furry fella from three parking lots away.
Unexpectedly, she'll sit through this three-and-a-half minute video of vintage airplanes flying through the air. I think she likes the music. Also, her world stops for airplanes. Whether we're indoors, outdoors, in the car, she'll point to the sky when she hears the slightest air engine. Maybe she'll be a pilot one day.
Okay, this one makes me want to boogie, too.
This is a song from the music together class that she goes to, so I think you have to know the song to appreciate the video. I do think she likes watching other kids sing a song she knows.
She likes watching other kids in general, which is why we search "dancing baby" or "laughing baby" or similiar things.
Depending on where you fall on the tv debate, watching these short little videos (both amateur and professional) is something that we enjoy doing together.
I never played on the computer or phone with my mom. Times do change.