I'm back after a bit of a break! Two weeks ago we traveled to Anaheim to visit, as the little dude calls it, "Mickey Mouse's Park". It was quite a trip, filled with a few comical missteps and some big triumphs. I had planned to blog about it last week, but I mismanaged my time and couldn't seem to find the time or inspiration to blog. As of now, the ideas are still percolating, so check back later this week for more on our trip.
For now, I'll fill you in on what seems to be on permanent rotation in our house these days: Clifford the Big Red Dog. I was only generally familiar with Clifford when one day I found his big movie for the little dude to watch. Soon after I found the show on PBS Kids, and the DVR is now set to record every episode. We both know the name of every dog and human on the show, and often discuss what the characters are up to. I appreciate that every episode teaches a lesson - "Clifford Big Idea" teaches young viewers to do things like ask permission before playing with someone's toys.
As with anything, I am sure that his obsession with Clifford is fleeting, and before long he'll be on to something else. But for now I'll enjoy his little voice calling to me: "Momma, I want to watch another new Clifford". I'll also enjoy the way is captures his imagination - the other day in the car he told me that we had to go pick up Emily Elizabeth (Clifford's owner). Like the song says, we love Clifford the Big Red Dog!