Yesterday, we opened the Disney Mater's Tall Tales DVD. After popping the DVD into the machine, the DVD said it would start the Autorun feature. I thought - great, I can just walk away. Well, the Autorun feature plays all of the advertising and previews, and takes a great feat of remote control button pushing to get past it all once it has started. I was furious. On regular DVD's it is fairly easy to skip past the advertising. But on children DVD's it's practically impossible. I was quite peeved.
This morning Miller told the scientist that he wanted to watch "the stupid things." I overheard a little of the conversation, and I have to admit I was baffled, but I was busy getting ready for a Mother's Day Tea. However, James quickly figured out that "the stupid things" meant Miller wanted to watch his DVD, including the advertising and previews at the beginning. Apparently I was saying "these stupid things" over and over again as I pushed buttons on the remote trying to skip through the ads.
I only have one layout this week, but I'm really in love with this one. A while ago, the scientist went to a hardware store to buy stuff for his lab. He took Miller with him and Miller came home with a small, real, tape measure, which has been named "Superhero Yellow Stretch." It's just the cutest name, isn't it?
By the way, Stretch is the name of the tape measure on the Handy Manny cartoon. I'm looking forward to NSD. Gonna do some shopping!