Thursday, April 22, 2010

They have their mommy in them...

It seems like it was another life, but I used to work in news. I worked in television and online news, and for the most part, I enjoyed it.

My parents couldn't understand why. We rarely -- pretty much never -- watched the news when I was growing up.

Around here, we don't watch the evening news with the boys. At least we didn't. But lately, Little Elvis has had us tune into "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS.

You read that correctly, our three-year-old wants to watch the stodgiest of evening news shows.

He will sit through the whole hour (playing and eating and NOT letting me turn off the TV) just to see the last few seconds of the show. Little Elvis loves the "Viewers Like You" and the "Thank You" graphics that PBS flashes at the end of every show. But he especially likes them at the end of Jim Lehrer's show.

Little Elvis is also really into a spelling phase. His favorite words for us to spell? Broadcasting, Education, Tree, Thank You, Corporation, etc. All phrases that he's heard at the end of PBS shows. The tree is the tree in the Department of Education seal that they show at the end of PBS kids programs.
Not one to let this newsbug pass him by -- Baby Plum has developed a big interest in newspapers, specifically their taste. If he's within about 2 feet of a book, magazine or newspaper, he will grab it and rip it and put it in his mouth.

My newsy little ones. Maybe they'll start their own newspaper when they're older. Bob's brother did this and I attempted one when I was probably 9 or 10.

2 Comments:

OpenID zerbert said...

haha, that's funny Little Elvis wants to watch the news. And those are mighty big words to spell! My sisters and I used to write and illustrate magazines when we were small. fun times!

1:38 AM  
Blogger Donna, Champuru.net said...

That's so awesome. Watching the news is so much better than Sponge Bob, right? :)

7:32 PM  

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