Ximena Takes Sesame Street Live
Hi everyone! Happy Friday! What are you plans for the weekend? As I have previously mentioned, motherhood is all about playing catch up, so it seems appropriate that I am sharing what we did last weekend as we head into this one.
Ximena is the world's biggest Elmo fan. I have always been super hesitant about exposing Ximena to any screen-time. There is so much literature out there about the negative effect it has on littles. However, I can remember the first time we showed her a clip of the little red monster on YouTube. She was absolutely transfixed. Later, when she discovered her voice, she would start screaming at the mere mention of his name. Now, she has all his books (or so it seems), and even FaceTimes the guy; we literally have to spell out E-L-M-O if we want to talk about him in from of her.
Ximena is such a social baby. It amazes me to see her personality come out in her interactions with other babies. You can imagine her excitement at ALL THE KIDS walking in.
Real talk: She was actually terrified when it started. She started crying. I think it had something to do with the fact that she had not really napped all day (traveling can really throw her for a loop), the sheer size of the monsters (Big Bird is so tall), combined with the fact that there were a couple hundred babies and kids screaming... It was too much for her little heart. After the initial shock, she was mesmerized. She kept looking back at M and I for reassurance, like "Is this real life?!"
Real Talk II: Because she was so tired, she started getting fussy one hour in (the show was 90 minutes long, with a 15 minute intermission in between - too long for her age group). Since this trip was all about her, we weren't about to force her to sit through the remaining 30 minutes of the show. So we left early. Before exiting completely, we let her pick a souvenir out of the display case, and she immediately went for the ball, excitingly exclaiming "Ba! Ba! Ba!" over and over.
Here she is in all her Elmo glory. She basically slept the entire way home. I'm sure she dreamed of all things Elmo. <3
Have a good one, y'all.