Thursday, March 27, 2008

When Momma is Not Feeling Well.

When all I want to do is lie in bed with my humidifier, a bag of Halls, some Vapo-Rub and a good book ... I remember that I am a Mommy ... and staying in bed is not an option. I know that someday soon it will be an option, as I will be moving into my new house in just 2 weeks ... right behind my parents house. And soon, if and when I am not feeling well, Isaac can walk the twenty feet to Grandma's house and be endlessly entertained while I recover.

But this week, that was not an option. So, like many modern Mamas, I had to turn to the television. I am not proud of this. I have a love/hate relationship with television. However, we don't allow for commercial television. Just PBS & well thought out DVDs. I can live with that.

So, when I came down with one of the worst viruses I have had in a long time, I turned to and purchased as many DVDs as I thought would keep my son happily entertained while Momma recovered. I painstakingly read nearly every review of each DVD that I chose ... wanting to be sure that these videos were more than just entertainment, but that they also had some additional educational or social value. I think I did well in my choices ... so I am passing the list on to you Mamas of young ones ... in case you should ever need some recovery time of your own (click on titles for more info):

The biggest hits were Max & Ruby (Isaac identifies with Max's antics), A Big Big World, and Little Bear (as always).

All of the above videos are very gentle. They are not "in your face" fast-paced cartoons. They have a gentle rhythm and flow ... and that is important to me. So, if it is important to you as well, I would check them out.

Oh - and I am almost fully recovered now ... so no worries :) We even played outside for a while yesterday. 40 degrees! Spring is almost here!




Perla said...

I am so glad that you are recovered! All three of my littles love Max and Ruby. I also like it because it is very relaxing. Andre loves Curious George. And he reminds me of CG a lot, so maybe he just likes having somebody that he can relate to!

Paula said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Great list of DVD's. One of my favorite's is Little Bear. My Mom read Little Bear stories to us when we were just munchkins.
Happy Spring. Snow is falling here today...

Sarah and Jack said...

We are big max & ruby fans over here as well. One of the few cartoons (other than the new curious george) that I can stand to watch.