Ethan has taken a strong liking to the computer. He frequently asks to use the “peter, peter, peter!” (Nope, he is NOT calling his Daddy by name; that’s how he calls the “computer” for short!)
Most of the time, we’ll tell him we’ll let him play on the computer AFTER he has had his dinner, or AFTER he has taken his shower. Seems to work some of the time. 🙂
Previously when we allowed him to play, he would need our assistance to click on the mouse, but he has since mastered how to do that all by himself. We normally allow him to surf the Playhouse Disney on Disney Online site, because most of the characters he loves are there.
Check out how he performs the left-click on the mouse in the snippet below. In this video I took, he is doing some digital coloring on the My Friends Tigger & Pooh section of the site. See how Ethan drags the numbered honey pots to the corresponding number on the picture and clicks the mouse to fill the picture with color. And look at how jubilant he is when he finished the activity!
Last night, he asked for the computer again. I told him he would get just 30 minutes before it was time for his bed.
And he said, “Okay Mom!” 🙂
I extended the 30 minutes to 45 minutes because he was so well-behaved, and when it was time to shut down the PC, I told him that was all for the night, and he obediently helped me shut down. He got his bedtime books ready (one for Ethan, one for Mommy and one for Daddy), scooted into the room, and before long he was in dreamland.
That’s my boy! 😀