Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Just When I Thought I Had Her Figured Out

Sienna has taken to very annoying routine during dinnertime and it usually ends with her on my lap eating off my plate, something I am not too fond of. She'll sit in her high chair for as long as she can possibly stand it, somewhere between three and four minutes on average, and then Brad gets her down. She promplty walks around the table to my side and starts climbing up my legs. We've been trying to break her of this for several weeks now to no avail.

Last night, Brad decides to turn on the TV in desperation and for once I give up my arguments of why that's a horrible idea. I told him to turn on some music or something soothing and he chooses EquatorHD, mainly because it's in HD. I think the poor man would watch a root canal in HD if given the chance. Last night's show was on the lemurs of Madagascar and Sienna was instantly transfixed. She ran to her high chair and climbed back in and sat, silently, for 17 minutes. I was SHOCKED! I don't think she has sat still for that long EVER. She loved every minute of it and we ended up having a good conversation with the other two about lemurs.

Tonight was no different than any other, except that instead of letting Sienna down, Brad turned on the TV again and she was once again entranced, this time by the rainforests of Guyanna. It's completely bizaare to me and goes directly against my no TV at dinner rule, but I've really enjoyed eating my food while it's still hot and without her paws all over it. At least it's educational....

Maybe when she finally decides to talk, she'll tell us all about her thoughts on water preservation in third world countries....

3 comments:

Tharker said...

Too funny! Sometimes you've just got to go with what works right? I'm sure your food was much more enjoyable while it was nice and hot! Maybe tomorrow you guys can study up on the rain forests of Brazil.

emahaf said...

Getting to heat a hot meal is a real luxury. You always forget how good food tastes hot and fresh. I say stick with what works for now and enjoy your meals i will be thinking of you over my freshly nuked food.

Alicia said...

That is hilarious. She's gonna be the smartest girl in school, thanks to HDTV. Except maybe later on in life every time she's learning about the rain forests or lemurs she'll be suddenly hungry.