if youre one of those parents that thinks television harms your child, you might be interested in what im about to say... i do think ara watches entirely too much tv.. and i HATE dora the explorer, she might possibly be the most annoying person in the world (ok besides ann coulter and raven-symoné) but arabella loves her and has literally started learning spanish from her. i started letting her watch it because one day it came on and it was the ONLY thing she sat still for for half an hour (um hello?!?! i get a shower?!) but its gotten a bit out of hand...the other day i heard her mumbling something to herself... i realized later she was saying 'ocho' and had been counting in spanish... then this morning she just looked at me and said 'Mochila!!! i want mochila like dora!' and i said 'whats a mochila? is that spanish?' and she said 'yea, its means pack pack'. she has also expressed a deep desire to own maps that she keeps in a purple mochila. sound familiar? anyway on one hand i hate this obnoxious, loud, poorly dressed, fake spanglish speaking girl... but on the other hand... how can i when she's teaching arabella spanish? that's pretty essential for southern california....
i know she says a lot more in spanish because she says stuff to me all the time and i dont know what she's saying and then she'll just say the english word.
like i said to erin b the other day... i wish dora would teach them to clean up and always listen.