Thursday, June 08, 2006

Is TV Turning Your Kid into a Sloth?

My son, the aspiring writer/politician/bodyguard/paleontologist/whatever it is this week came to me this morning wanting breakfast. "Mom I'm hungry." And then he draped his little body over the overstuffed arm of the couch I was sitting on and came out with this:

"I'm a sloth dying on a branch." My son used a metaphor! What an image.

Now if that isn't a convincing argument, I don't know what is. "A sloth...dying on a branch?"
I supressed a giggle.

"Son, where did you learn about sloths?"

"Animal planet. They have three toes."

And for once, I can't complain about the horrible programming they're putting out. Hat's off to Animal Planet!


kaliblue said...

My neice & nephews just love the Animal Planet. :-) It is very educational and entertaining..

Thank you for the comment about my flowers. I appreciate it.. :-)

Delia said...

Lol, too cute, I ♥ that! "...a sloth dying on a branch!" Not only did he use a metaphor, he used a cool metaphor!

My 8 yr old daughter absolutely loves Animal Planet. She'll watch anything they air and would sit all day long just watching Animal Planet if I'd let her.

Mike Goodwin said...

At least he pays attention. :-) Sounds like a smart kid. The Animal Planet is always on here, but that's mainly because of my wife. My son is more into G4, because of Star Trek and all. :-)

wrinkled weasel said...

Enjoyed your blog.

I will keep an eye on it.

C. H. Green said...

Welcome Wrinkled Weasel! I will check out your blog. And try to catch up on everyone else's while I'm at it.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

yah for animal planet - he is actually learning!!

first time here - just hopped here from another blog. nice to meet you!

HolyMama! said...

oh he's so cute!! lovely metaphor, too!