Saturday, March 21, 2009

Educational videos?

Master J has a life long (all 8 years) love of vehicles. So much so that he has maintained for the last few years that he will be a garbage truck driver when he grows up. He may end up being one of the smartest garbage truck drivers around, but he'll be happily driving his truck and picking up trash.

One of the things that's happened over the years (a blessing really), is that he would rather watch a "Dave video" than a kids movie. "Dave" is a guy that came up with the idea for kids videos where he explores different kinds of vehicles. They are awesome videos that even adults can learn something from. Dave visits cars, trucks, airplanes, boats and trains. I'm not plugging them, but I can't tell you how grateful I am that Master J would rather watch this type of video than to make me sit through typical kid videos. If you're interested, you can find it here:

"Real Wheels"

So anyway, at dinner tonight, Mister C was discussing taking a trip to Canada next summer and the following was the discussion.

MJ: So, can we take a train?
MC: I guess we could probably think about that.
MJ: I'd really like to take a train in Canada.
MC: Well, we'll see.
Me: I think there is a train that goes across it.
MJ: There is. It's the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Me: Wow, how did you know that?
MJ: Umm, Mom, that's what videos are for.
Me: (trying to figure out when a teenager invaded my 8 year old's brain) Oh.