Much like Winnie the Pooh, Sesame Street is an experience that's passed down from generation to generation. It's a show parents feel comfortable with because we watched it as kids and, well, we turned out alright. Right? One of my earliest memories is of me talking my godmother into turning off As the World Turns so I could get my fill of Oscar the Grouch. I was always a huge Oscar fan.
Some Boy, on the other hand, is OBSESSED with Elmo. Not to get all analytical about Sesame Street, but I do think that Elmo is the easiest character for the littler tots to relate to since he talks in that babyish voice and is really animated. The Count is big on numbers and Grover tries to explain complicated concepts like “near” versus “far,” which is WAY above Some Boy's head at this point. Cookie Monster loves cookies (and now, apparently, vegetables? Cookie Monster seems to have gone on a diet since I was a kid), but the small tykes aren't even eating most of that stuff yet. Elmo doesn't present any complicated ideas. He's just a big bundle of cuddly joy that even the young kids can understand.
Anyway, we watch Sesame Street together and Some Boy squeals at the Elmo segments to the point that I find myself fast-forwarding to track down some more of the furry little red guy. Elmo's Music Magic is awesome because it's all Elmo, all singing, all the time. If Some Boy could condense his favorite parts of Sesame Street into one big baby's best Sesame Street compilation, this would be it. Most importantly, we can watch it over and over…and over…and over again and I don't want to pull my hair out. I truly enjoy this DVD, which is quite a statement since I usually want to yank my foot off and chuck it at the screen by the time we hit the 3rd of 4th round of any kids' show. Don't judge me. The dude is teething and if a little TV will distract him from his pain for awhile, I'll hit that repeat button 'till the cows come home. Even if it does make me want to jab pencils into my ears. The songs on Elmo's Music Magic are actually catchy and feature artists I love, like Adam Sandler and Garth Brooks. More Elmo will definitely be making its way onto Some Boy's wish list for Santa this year. I'm pretty sure he already has his eye on Wake Up with Elmo and Best of Elmo's World.
This post is sponsored by Sesame Street. All opinions are my own.