It Must be Magic
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
burghbaby in Everywhere There are Signs, Out of the Burgh

Alexis has managed to do something that I have been trying to do for probably 10 years. She did it in just a few days.

Whenever we visit at Grandma's house, I have issues with the TV. For some reason, the TV in this house is broken and usually only displays really bad shows on the History Channel or pointless sporting events. Now we all know I love me some Steelers, but I see no reason to watch arena football, European League football, eighteen hours of pregame shows leading up to a preseason game, etc.

In the past I've tried asking nicely, I've tried joking, I've tried whining, and really it doesn't seem to matter. The TV stays stuck on the Torture Channel. But somehow, someway, Alexis has gained control of the remote and has it set to all Signing Time all the time. The really baffling thing is that she doesn't even have to be in the room--she maintains control over the TV from miles away. I actually witnessed six adults watching Signing Time when Alexis and I had been in a totally different room of the house for 20 minutes. Let's just hope Alexis continues to use her magical TV controlling powers for good and doesn't start working for the bad side. If Barney or the Wiggles were to suddenly pop up on the screen, I might have to start walking back home.

Here's Alexis playing in the Cage 'O Fun. You may notice that she can make Signing Time appear on that TV as well.

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