Monday, July 6, 2009

Jacob loves the plasma

Just like his mommy and daddy, Jacob is obsessed with watching the ol' boob tube.

He loves watching the bright colors radiate from the hot plasma screen. Back when he was about a month old, he was obsessed with our katuba that hangs above the couch, facing the TV. Those days have passed. Now if he's facing us while we're watching TV, he'll start to cry. As soon as we turn him around, he's smiles and coos. I like to think that he has such high admiration for his parents that he wants to emulate whatever it is they're doing. But I know the truth is we're not nearly half the fun as Elmo, or whatever TBS is playing.

The other day he was sitting in his green bumbo chair, lounging on his left arm as if he were chillin' in a La-Z-boy recliner. He might as well have been holding a cold beer in one hand and the remote control in the other.

Eighteen years from, he's probably going to look at these pictures and ask what is that antique box he's watching. That's scary to think about.


On a more intellectual note, Erin has begun reading to Jacob before he goes to sleep. She stimulates his brain with "Goodnight Moon," a classic that will continue to be passed down to future generations. It's cute watching him follow along as she reads each page.

1 comment:

  1. I love that he is watching TV and its educational too, Elmo and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. Can he say "Is that your final answer?" yet? He is getting so big! Who knows what he is going to think about the technology from 2009 in 18 years! Goodnight Moon is a classic book that never gets old. It looks like Jacob is following along. Can't wait to see him in a few weeks.

    Love, Aunt Heather