On Tuesday evenings I let Manu watch Dora before bed. (Aren’t I the best?) Tuesday is the designated Dora day because it’s Riz’s late day at work. Since Manu is beyond smitten with Dora, Boots, and the rest of the gang, 2 episodes of the “super-cool explorer” is my awesome parenting tool to effectively keep Manu entertained while I get Zeemu bathed and ready for bed. “But you don’t own a television”, you say. Quite right. Enter Netflix free streaming video. All the Dora you could ever hope to stand is just a click away! Vamanos!
So as I settle Manu on the couch with the laptop on this particular Tuesday I ask:
“Manu, do you love me?”
” I do Mommy. I love you.”
“Aww. That’s sweet. Manu, are you just saying that because I’m letting you watch Dora?”
“Yeah………. That’s funny, huh?!”
He speaks from the heart, this one. On the plus side, turns out I can buy his love.
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