Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is one of Ellie's favorite shows right now.
Have you seen it?
'Cuz I sure have.
Yesterday we watched the episode where
the children learn when it's appropriate to be silly and when they
need to be calm.
All the children were sitting on the
floor for story time as the Owl read to them.
Except Prince Wednesday. He was hopping
around the floor saying “Ribbit! I'm a frog! Ribbit!"
It distracted from the story, but Owl
didn't seem to notice. He just kept reading.
At first he said softly, “Prince
Wednesday, I can't hear the story.”
Slightly louder, but still kindly,
“Prince Wednesday, I really want to hear this story.”
“I'M A FROG! RIBBIT!”
Now with a soft tiger growl, “Grrr,
Prince Wednesday, I can't hear the story!”
Then Daniel stood up, “Stop it,
And two guards marched in, “Did you
raise your voice to the prince?” seized Daniel and took him away.
His mother cried as he looked out from
behind cold, iron bars of the dungeon-
No. Wait. That's not right.
They sang a song together so Prince
Wednesday could calm down. And finished story time. That's what
I should probably get out more.