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Evidently, coffee tables are a comfortable place from which to watch television…

Watching TV

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The boys absolutely love the Disney/Pixar movie, “Cars”…

They’ll sit and watch the entire movie; it’s the only thing they’ll sit still for for any length of time.

Watching Cars

Hey, NASCAR racing starts this week! Wonder what the boys will think of watching real-life “Cars”??

( One can only hope )

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…whereas I investigate and attempt to capitalize on the boys interest in the 50’s western classic, Wanted: Dead or Alive.

Wild Wild West Once again, I’m in the basement with Alex and Adam. They’re playing with their toy cars on the table, the television is on Fox News and they don’t seem to care. I pique their interest as I open the cabinet and place a dvd in the player, but they return to their cars as I change the television input to HDMI. The dvd menu flashes on the screen and I select the pilot episode; the intro begins almost immediately. As the intro fades and the opening theme music begins, the boys are, just as before, pointing at the screen and scrambling to my lap. They sit there glued to the television for 5-minutes or so before their off, once again, to play with their toys.

Although their response to The Wild Wild West was similar, they didn’t demonstrate near the interest they did in Wanted: Dead or Alive. I’d say the result of the experiment in inconclusive, which means I need to do more research, which means that we’ll be watching more old television westerns.

I may never find an answer. 😉

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…Dead or Alive!

Wanted Dead or Alive It’s another Friday night, and me and the boys are in the basement chillin’ out. I’m sitting on the couch watching the toob while Alex and Adam play on their Little Tikes slide. I’ve had enough news for one day and ain’t really into another episode of The King of Queens, so I put on a great classic western: Wanted Dead or Alive with Steve McQueen.

The dvd starts spinning and the show begins. The intro trails off into the 15-second opening where the camera pans away from the sawed-off Winchester on McQueen’s leg, as he walks to the board in front of the sheriff’s office and pulls off a wanted poster. As the theme music begins, the boys turn their heads and point at the screen, then run over to the couch and climb up into my lap. They actually sit and watch a good portion of the show with me, talking and pointing.

It’s pretty interesting, really, that of all the things on TV, both network and dvd, that we’ve put on for the boys, they’d find this late 1950’s black-and-white television series the most appealing.

Are they my kids or what? 😉

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…Actually, it’s amazing they’re able to sit still enough to actually watch TV!

Watching the Toob

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