Today, Mr. Bug was watching Word World, a cute little show on PBS where everything is built/made from letters. All the word friends were getting Christmas gifts. When Santa got to Dogs house he dropped the letters for ball down the chimney, but one of the L letters got lost. So when Dog woke up in the morning, he couldn’t put his letters together to make a ball. Bear came by and offered to help Dog find another letter L to use, so they put the three letters they had in a small bag and left. When they did this, Mr. Bug started crying and said “no ball, no ball.” He was very upset. I tried not to laugh as I sat him on my lap and tried to comfort him. I told him “It’s ok, keep watching, they’ll fix it.” I sat with him on the couch watching the show. He sniffled the whole time ’till they got another letter L and were able to make the word ball for Dogs Christmas present. At this point he hopped of my lap and excitedly shouted “Ball! Hurray!” and did a little happy dance.
It amazes me how involved he was in such a simple little story line.