Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Time outs for Ben represent a two-minute hellish existence free from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cartoon that is on a constant loop in our home. When he is in time out, he screams, "Mickey...Mickey...Mickey...I want Mickey" until the time out is finished and he returns to his favorite friend. He's watched so many episodes of this show that he has started saying the lines before Mickey gets to them, answering the questions before they are asked. He acts out the scenes, mimics the dance moves. When he wakes up in the morning, the first word out of his mouth is Mickey. When it is time for bed, he sadly shouts "more Mickey" knowing that he will have to go several hours without.