Did you know that THIS was redone as a CD and is available on iTunes? I can practically see the gauzy images of hippy children dancing in fields of flowers on the video we routinely checked out from the library when I was little. My favorite is "Parents are People" in which mommies are women who have children (so much nicer than dividing ourselves into work-outside-of-the-home moms and stay-at-home-moms, don't you think?) and mommies are busy with children and things that they do... there are a lot of things a lot of mommies can do (ranchers, poets, teachers, doctors, cleaners, bakers, singers, taxi drivers). A retro answer to the Mommy Wars? Love it!
I have a strange urge to get Charlie a football and a tea set, a doll and a fishing pole.
(Funny, unrelated story: The other day in the culdesac Charlie was playing with a little girl who had a stroller and a doll. We hadn't brought any of his toys. I looked over after a few minutes and they were going for a family walk... Charlie cradling the doll and the little girl pushing the stroller with a football in it.)
We took Charlie out to breakfast and then to a farmers' market and finally to wade in the river. All the swimming dogs totally blew his little mind. And FISH! He's been sleeping for almost three hours.
Anyway, if you need me I'll be braiding flowers into Charlie's hair.