Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Mighty Ab-Bee

There's something that happens around here every night around 7:30 or 8:00 - Mom gets control of the T.V. It is once Abby is tucked away, sleeping soundly that I can finally watch the shows that I want to, and let me tell you, there isn't a cartoon, or a wacky personality in the bunch.

Since Abby has been able to recognize the moving pictures on the screen she's loved to watch T.V. Most of the time she is watching movies (and singing, and dancing, and acting, and...) and she will stick with one movie until it grows old, and then move on to another. I can probably quote word-for-word such movies as, Shrek, Monsters vs. Aliens, Toy Story (1, 2, & 3), Coraline, Tinker Bell, Kung Fu Panda, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and several others. In fact, since she's gotten past her Wiggles phase (something I am daily thankful for), she has primarily stuck to watching movies - that was until she found The Mighty B.

Chester - waiting patiently for Abby.
For those of you who might be unfamiliar with The Mighty B, it is a cartoon about a young girl named Bessie Higginbottom (isn't that a great name?) who belongs to a Girl Scout-esque troop called The Honeybees. Bessie's goal in life is to earn all the Honeybee badges (which is over 4000), at which point she believes she will become a great super hero - The Mighty B. Pretty crazy, right? Right, but Abby loves this show. Abby will gleefully reenact the adventures of Bessie and her trusty dog, Happy, all the while letting out great belly laughs at Bessie's crazy antics. This show even inspired one of her Christmas gifts this year. In one of Abby's favorite episodes, Bessie turtle-sits for her friend Millie when she goes on a trip. We thought it would be great to get Abby her own "Chester Turtleton". So we did.

Now, you may wonder: Why is she going on and on about this crazy show? Well, I realized today that her love of this show is yet another way that I see her growing up, that her humor is maturing. I was listening to her today as she watched Mighty B and I heard her exclaim, "Eeewww, that's gross!" and then let out a laugh. I am surrounded by kids every day that find "gross" stuff hilarious, and Abby is well on her way to becoming one of them. It almost makes me long for the days when we'd sing about "Hot Potatoes" or doing the "Wiggle Groove".....almost.

Aren't they cute?

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