Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Heffalumps & Woozles

Does anyone know the song?

"Heffalumps and Woozles are very confusils..."

No? Anybody?

It's from "Sing-A-Song With Pooh Bear" (or something like that)- a VHS tape that has had top-billing in my family room for 2 weeks now. DX (the short-hand version of my son's name) is Pooh Bear-obsessed. It was cute, at first. Now, I am dreaming of Tigger in my sleep.

It all started innocently enough. A Winnie the Pooh theme in his room. Only a few Pooh Bear toys and books that we bought to China. A few more that we got when we came home. He doesn't even own a stuffed Winnie. (Yet.) Well, it is now just past the 2 month mark, and he positively flips when he sees one of those Pooh Bear & Piglet helium balloons that hover over every WalMart check-out we've been at. Not a tantrum-type flip out. Just a pure excitement flip out. I'm not sure what the cashiers think!

So, I've never before had strong feelings for or against Winnie. Mickey Mouse, on the other hand, I've always despised. Even as a child, while I loved to watch the Mickey Mouse Club show, I could not stand to watch a cartoon of Mickey or Minnie. It's not a mouse thing. Maybe it's just that semi-unintelligible high-pitched squeaky voice. Ugh- I'm shuddering just thinking of it!

But, I have to tell you- I'm getting more than a little tired of Winnie and his posse now, too. Dora & Diego are cute, but the theme music is starting to make me cringe. Even Thomas the Tank is leaving me cold on the tracks. It's a good thing that DX watches a maximum of 2 hours of TV per day. Anymore than that and I'd be cracked up in the corner somewhere.

My television viewing discontent probably has something to do with the fact that last night was the first time I watched the News in weeks. Overall, I still feel pretty out of touch with what's going on around me. I mean, I think our daily lives are under control now- we all have our routines down pat, and things are running really smoothly (touch wood!). BUT, adult conversation that doesn't involve talking about kids? Pretty rare for me these days. Even with my husband. Even here in Bloggyland- or in my Yahoo groups world- we're all about kids and family-building and other wonderful things. But, sometimes, just sometimes, I'd like to talk about things that are completely independent of adoption or child-rearing.

Know what I mean?


Florence said...

I know what you mean:) I'm only a call away.

Wendy said...

OK then.. so what have you been doing with you hair.. it looks amazing!!! How about those new boots at the shoe store don't you think they would look fab on you... Don't even get me started on the lak of pampering that's been going on in my home. ha ha

wzgirl said...

Uh oh! Time to lose the Whazalump & Hoozle dvd. How about some good ol' fashioned Electric Company or Big Blue Marble? Good luck. You're transitioning and I'm sure that at some point you'll hit your stride and feel reconnection is on the horizon. XO

Doreen said...

Welcome to my world! I don't even have my own name anymore. I just answer to Ian's mom or Ben's mom. If you get tired of Pooh on TV he can try the toddler computer game, Ben likes it and can play it all by himself while I go and sneak in a half hour of TV (not treehouse).

redmaryjanes said...

Yes I understand. We just watched Winnie the Pooh, Boo to You last night with Eli. Then after he went to bed, I watched the new Transformers movie with the older kids.

Beverly said...

We know it. It actually was in the Winnie the Pooh movie when he met Tigger for the first time.


Tracey & Mike said...

I hear ya on the high-pitched voice thing - Ran has an unnatural obsession with Elmo!

Hey, is your email problem sorted out yet? I have a message I'm supposed to forward to you.

Cavatica said...

I think I get it and I don't even have Snowflake yet.