BabyMibs is a whole five years old in November, boy where did THAT time go, and every day there is something new that makes me smile from him!
To date, he has happily watched the likes of Casualty, asking all sorts of questions about hospitals, and seemingly fully understanding that it is just a programme and not real, although there was one episode where a kid got hit by a car which proved a very useful discussion tool, now he is extra careful near roads, which can only be a good thing!
His favourite films are the Jurassic Park series, again, although in parts they are quite gruesome I think, he pats my arm and says “it’s not real mummy, dinisors are all dedded really!”
He particularly loves the scene where the accountant guy is hiding in the portaloo and T-Rex gets him!
Yet this morning, he puts the TV on, and comes screeching out to me in the kitchen crying because a nasty man is eating all the kids!
The guilty upsetting programme? Something called Fee Fi Fo Yum, on kids TV, some sort of kids quizshow where the losers get “eaten” by a giant ogre!
I have explained to him it’s not real but he is insisting that we get his books out and learn as he doesn’t want to get eaten by the big nasty man!
I don’t think I will ever fully understand how his mind works, having said that I feel a little fear when it comes to road safety can’t be too bad a thing, and instilling the wanting to learn, well that’s definately a good thing.
Does anyone remember those old government adverts years ago with the railway lines, matches etc, to scare kids from doing dangerous things? I think they should bring those back, everything on kids TV (apart from this ogre thing) seems to be either wrapped in too much cotton wool or downright stupid!