I think I may have submerged fully into the world of children's television. It's no secret, and in fact I'm proud of it, but I'll admit to mine and Sydney's obsession with Noggin, the no-commercial, 24-hour, for-preschooler television station produced by Nickelodeon. Seriously, there's no commercials, and every show is preceded by a notice telling how exactly the show is educational for our kids. I love it. We've got a few favorites, including Jack's Big Music Show, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Little Bill, The Upside Down Show, and The Wonder Pets! and The Backyardigans (the latter two are recorded daily in the DVR for on-demand viewing). I've got a few I don't like at all: Max and Ruby, Lazy Town, Franklin, Little Bear and Oobi. We do not watch them unless we absolutely must, like when nothing else is working and she's about to go nuclear.
But, back to my drowning. Tonight, I downloaded Backyardigans songs onto my iPod for us to listen to in the car. There, I said it. I recognized several of them, got a giggle out of listening to them as I played on iTunes, and eagerly uploaded the tunes into the iPod as soon as I got them on my computer. There, it's out in the open. Brian knows about it, too. I'm excited to play them for her on our way to Gymboree Monday.
Also, I've added the Backyardigans DVDs to our Netflix queue so we can use them for Sydney's DVD player for long trips. These will be more entertaining for us than the Baby Einstein DVDs because there is fun singing and dancing.
I'm drowning in clever children's programming, my peeps. It's so fun!