Dinosaurs · DVR · Language

The Blue Dinosaurs and White Cheese?

 3-16-2014:  Post from almost 6 years ago. I can now freely say I am pretty knowledgeable regarding Communication with my son.  This post was a learning session for me.
I think that for me I find that I lack the patience to understand “his” language. BP is a fanatic on Dinosaurs, Godzilla, Dragons and the like. I’d like to thank the technology-video world for the invention of the DVR! In our household it’s a requirement and if we didn’t have it, I’d would lose my sanity. I have tried to record every Prehistoric Planet program on Discovery Kids. Of course when BP finds a certain episode he enjoys there is no stopping him. I think I have lost count as to the number of times I have seen the famous T-Rex devour the Triceratops. The frustrating part of BP’s world is interpreting the “BP language.” This morning for example, he asks me, “Can we watch Dinosaurs 4?” My mind is going in circles at this point. “What Dinosaurs? Then he states, “the Blue Dinosaurs.” Dinosaurs 4 could mean:

    • Watching one of our Jurassic Park films. (but there is only 3) No that’s not it.


  • Blue Dinosaurs (Prehistoric Planet-Dinosaurs underwater, blue ocean)


We went through six shows that I recently recorded of Prehistoric Planet and a mini-meltdown. Each one was a “No!” Then at the last moment popped up a program I recorded that happened to about the infamous T-Rex and had nothing to do with Prehistoric Planet. Bingo! I need some coffee and will prepare myself for the multi-viewing. I think I had my own meltdown.
Note: As am writing this blog, BP has come to me and again has asked to watch “Dinosaurs and Dragons.” The other program doesn’t have enough action for him. This time I can interpret it. My applause goes out the DVR.
I have also discovered that BP loves “white cheese.” Cottage Cheese. Welcome to His world. I am learning something new everyday.