...and maybe desperation is the Mother of Education? Maybe... M has her routine down lately - after our morning walk to school she will have a snack - then turn on "her channel" around 10:00 and watch a cartoon or two. For those not in "the know" about "her channel" it is KBYU, which switches to religious devotionals at 11:00... as wonderful as these are - they hold little interest for our M and she insists on something different.
There are two PBS channels that we can get here... Channel 11 is "her channel" and 7 is acceptable, but not at that particular hour because... well, frankly I don't know why - so she insists on turning on channel 30... V me... completely in Spanish. Cartoons yes, but in Spanish. Now - you must understand that although I do speak Spanish it has been a long time since I have considered myself fluent... and I haven't spoken it to my kids except when teaching them words like "quiet" or "enough"... watching these shows is a good stretch for my vocabulary - so I will sit and watch with her BUT she does not want translation - she laughs in all the right spots (that's probably the goofy looks on the faces) and fully enjoys herself.
and 1/2 an hour later she is off begging to play with A, or making a royal mess of her room... or both...
So there you have it - my admission that I let my daughter watch 1 1/2 hours of TV! I like to pretend that there is some educational content even when she doesn't understand a word they're saying!