So after moving to our new house, we had a change of TV. I decided to go with comcast instead of directTv for a myriad of reasons.
In this, munchkin now has access to the free on demand shows when he is allowed to watch TV. He has started watching Bobby's World. He thinks it is hilarious.
For those not in the know...the show is about a mischevious five year old named Bobby and all of his adventures on his big wheel with his crazy family. I believe it is from the 80's era-I mean a very young Howie Mandel is the host of the show!
Robert, of Bobby as he was called before the age that he decided he no longer wanted to be called that LOVED that show. He used to tell me of his antics on his big wheel and go cart when he was growing up. How he used to wear out his shoes instead of using the brakes because he couldn't really "drift" if he used the brakes. How he used to use the bushes in the backyard to stop his go cart. He used to tell me that he hoped he had a child that would enjoy the same show and the same antics as him when he was younger.
It is such a mixed bag of emotion for me that munchkin has found this and likes it so much and is literally doing what his daddy wished to do with him. He is a high energy happy little boy who loves playing "tricks" on people and just generally engaging in boy mischeif and humor. It makes my heart swell to see him have so much fun. But at night, when all is quiet and still, my heart knows how much Robert would have loved to be here with us, my heart aches in doing the parenting that we both longed to do for so many years. My heart hurts over the fact that the love of my life, is not by my side to enjoy the tastes of our feisty five year old.
In the light of day, I put a smile on my face and enjoy every minute of his antics complete with giggles and silliness and sloppy hands and kisses. I know that time is short and soon these days will be replaced with the antics of a teenager!