Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Taylor & Barney

cemetary 008 You know, I’ve realized lately that my last post didn’t quite start out the way I had envisioned.  I started off with the picture first, then the title.  When I started writing, well, you can see how that turned out so I do apologize again for a cheery title and then the downer post.

I try to limit those posts and I think that’s why I hadn’t written here for awhile.  I’m one of those bloggers who starts writing and then just lets go.  Sometimes, it’s not such a nice post.  I will say that Taylor is sick again with another bad case of bronchitis.  The doctor isn’t happy with Taylor’s increasing lung issues but I’m not going to write about that today.

Taylor started watching Barney when she was 2.  Yes, Barney the dinosaur is an oldie.  She quit watching when the show caved to all the criticism about how it was annoying for parents.  That kind of sucked for me because I can honestly say, Taylor learned more from Barney than she did from going to elementary school.

Oh how she loved those songs and learning all the motions.  She would drive us crazy, in a good way, to sing those songs with her.  You know, ones like “Apples & Bananas”, “Boom, Boom, Ain’t it Great to be Crazy, & “There Was a Hole”.  I’m not sure of the last title being correct but it was the first line of the song.

She really loved the Barney theme song and still loves to hear it.  One of her favorite Barney shows was the movie “Imagination Island”.  So the other day, when Taylor  spent the night with her sister, Brandy found it on Netflix and put it on the computer for her to watch.

Brandy had to call me so she could tell me that Taylor was going crazy with excitement.  She said she could hear Taylor all the way in the living room even with the bedroom door shut.  Of course, there was a minor downside.  Taylor wanted to keep watching it and at 11pm when she should have been sleeping, she was still laughing hysterically while watching it.

I’ve been thinking about trying to find the older Barney’s on Amazon and see if they’ve put some on DVD.  That might help with some of Taylor’s boredom now that she will only be out of the house about 3 or 4 days a week.  Maybe I can find this one too.  Taylor loved this show as well.

To say that Taylor has an eclectic taste in TV would be an understatement.  She loves “Blues Clues” and “Barney”, but you can still find her watching ESPN every day especially if there is baseball on.  She also loves “Sports Center”.  I don’t get where that one came from but then the inside of Taylor’s head is like sliding down the rabbit hole. 

She is my silly, loving, affectionate, car magazine loving, caffeine free diet coke drinking, cheese Ritz Bits eating, toy throwing in the bathtub light of my life. 

I’m thankful for everyday I can see her smiling face and get a slobbery kiss and giant hug from her…nothing better on the planet.


Becca said...

And a lovely, cheery post that was!! :-) Definitely made me smile. Not like I feel like I should smile all the time, so when you have those moments, don't hold back, okay??? It's good to get that stuff out.

I have nothing good to say about Barney, sorry. LOL Actually, it's not Barney that's so bad, it's those kids. I AM a fan of Blues Clues, though!

HUGS to Taylor!!

tumbleweedgirl said...

it's ok with me if you write posts that are sad sometimes, or all the time! sometimes that's how things are.

i smiled reading this one, i love hearing about how excited and happy taylor gets when she sees something neat.

i'm praying for you guys.