Mine! Mine! Mine! — Thank you Tolee
When Ni Hao, Kai-Kan first came out, I was excited and happy for my daughter. I figured, it’s a great way to learn about some chinese culture, and maybe catch a few words here and there (since I’m not teaching her chinese).
Then her fascination with Tolee started to show. Despite all the characters on the show, I think Tolee has the most issues. Thanks to Tolee, she has learned a new word: Mine.
Now, I have been doing my best to ensure that my child shares her toys and is open and caring like a little girl is supposed to be, but when that episode aired, Campout, all my lessons went out the window, and my daughter turned into a green eye monster.
I didn’t see the change at first. I think part of me just wanted to ignore it. But as the days went on, that word: mine, started to get repetitive. Instead of just saying it once she was now saying it over and over again.
So now what do I do? She learned about possessions from a darn TV show! I knew that this day was going to come, but why oh why in her limited vocabulary did she have to pick that word up so soon?
She sees my phone: MINE!
Eyes my cup full of juice: MINE!
Pulls on my dress in the closet: MINE!
Every conversation now turns into a full discussion. A discussion that I KNOW she’s not processing everything. But everyday, I try telling her that it’s not hers, and mommy will share it with her (yes, I talk about myself in the 3rd person…thank you Elmo).
There are days where I think I’m making progress, and then reality hits me. I made progress for only that conversation. So, now we watch that dreaded episode, and I talk and explain our way through it.
Has your child picked up any habits (good or bad) from the TV?
Posted on April 18, 2011, in Children, Parenting, relationships and tagged children, Family, motherhood, mothers, parenting, Relationships, toddlers, Tolee, TV. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.