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You Had to Be There: "Say backpack!"

As I was getting juice to have a last drink before bed, I noticed the refrigerator door was completely bare. (It's normally covered in magnetic letters and numbers, along with a couple stray kid-friendly magnets.)

Laurel's watching me intently as I pour her drink so I ask, "Where did the letters go?" while putting the lid on her cup.

She replies, "Say backpack!". When I do, she runs into the living room and holds up her little Backpack. I still look confused, so she shakes it.

Now I just wonder if this Dora the Explorer thing has gone too far. *wry grin*

For those of you not familiar with the cartoon, every episode prominently features her Map, which tells her three landmarks to get her where she's going, and Backpack, which has "anything that you might need" according to its song. Laurel watches a Dora video every day and when she first got her own Backpack from my parents, refused to leave the house without it and a stuffed monkey (Dora's sidekick is a monkey in galoshes).

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angelpez
Jun. 18th, 2003 10:13 pm (UTC)
I love Dora. That's one of the few that I like. haha. At least they are teaching stuff on that show.
oddharmonic
Jun. 21st, 2003 12:39 am (UTC)
It's one of the only things I like on Nickelodeon from what I saw when we were home. I think I'm turning into a curmudgeon, but between Dora, Sesame Street, and Kipper, I think we'll make it to kindergarten without ever getting cable.

I love that children's PBS out here runs all day, but the recent news that Reading Rainbow may be ending because of a lack of funds makes me cranky, especially since my favorite children's reading radio show (Loose Leaf Book Company) ended earlier this year for the same reasons.
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oddharmonic
Jun. 21st, 2003 12:44 am (UTC)
It's really funny after they stop repeating it nonstop -- my brother taught Laurel to say "whassup" while we were home.

We have one of those Spaghetti-O's thermal containers because they were initially free with three labels and shipping (they're now like $3 at Wal-Mart). Until we acquired a plain one, Robert had to take it to work if he wanted an insulated container. It was too funny.
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oddharmonic
Jun. 23rd, 2003 11:32 pm (UTC)
It's really a thermal bowl, but you're welcome to ours if I can find it (I think Laurel may have made off with it since I put some dried rice in it for use as a toy when we lived in base housing).
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oddharmonic
Jun. 25th, 2003 07:30 pm (UTC)
Our local Wal-Mart has them. If he can't find one in your area, drop me an e-mail with where to mail it and I'll send you guys one. (:
oxymoron02
Jun. 19th, 2003 10:48 pm (UTC)
Boots! (name of the monkey in galoshes)
My kids are a little too old to fully appreciate Dora. Teletubbies were in a full upward swing, and Barney was well established when they were really small. *shudders*

Kids can be soooo cute. Not to litter your LJ with tales of cuteness past, but when Lizard was about Laurel's age she got an ear infection and conjunctivitis concurrently. The doctor gave her a look over, wrote me a prescription and began explaining. "I'm going to give her an oral antibiotic for the ear infection. It'll cover her eyes too. She needs to take X tsps 3 times a with food or milk, or else she'll might have stomach cramps. Blah, Blah, Blah. Any questions?" Lizard put her hands over her eyes and said, "Like this?" The doctor and I were both confused. "Is what going to be like this?" "Well, you said it would cover my eyes. Like this?" :)
oddharmonic
Jun. 23rd, 2003 11:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Boots! (name of the monkey in galoshes)
Poor Lizard! What she did was adorable, though. It's the kind of thing I get all mushy over.
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