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Remote Magic

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James is fascinated with remotes. On the off chance that one will land within his reach he will zero in on it like a homing beacon. He used to slobber on it until someone rescued it from his grip, but now he has discovered that something about the oblong treasure turns on the mighty picture box. (we don’t watch a ton of TV, but we do enjoy family movies together and cartoons once in a while, etc.) He will hold one end of the remote in the air and, while waving it, press random buttons waiting for something magic to happen.

He was doing this last night when I thought of the perfect game. I got down on the floor next to him and waited. After a short inspection of why his control was not working with the magic box he pointed it toward the tv and pushed a button. I suddenly flopped on the ground beside him and lay very still.

He gave a start and looked down at me as I secretly peeked at him through my eyelashes. He waved and pushed somemore. I bounced back up and grinned at him, which brought a little giggle. Again he waved and pushed, and again I flopped. This went on for quite a while.

Wave and push – flop down – giggle

Wave and push – bounce up -giggle

Wave and push – flop down – giggle

Wave and push – bounce up – belly laugh

wave and push – flop down – belly laugh

Then Paul walked up and handed him a different bigger remote control. James studied it curiously, and then, while looking at me, waved it and pushed its buttons. I sat still while Paul flopped to the ground. Which sent him into laughter all over again.

It was one of the most entertaining evenings ever. 🙂


Filed under Children, Humor, James