Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Secret Snoopy Love

I have written about Braden watching Cars enough to make everyone sick. Recently he has toned that down a bit. He will change DVDs to Elmo or Shrek at some point most evenings. The main reason he does it is just because he likes to change the DVDs out. We let him do it, and he feels all grown up.

Despite all the talk about Cars, Braden actually has an affinity for some classics as well. He watches the Mickey Mouse club house every morning while eating his breakfast. That may not be a classic but Mickey himself is as classic as they come. From Steamboat Willie until now that mouse has been the man.

Braden calls Mickey "Dot Dog" because of the hot dog song and dance at the end of the show. He knows his name is Mickey but never calls him that. If I ask what Mickey says Braden will reply "Dot dot dog" in his best excited sing songy voice.

Braden has two stuffed Mickey's as well. One is about the same size as our little man. He calls him "Big Dot Dog". The other is about the size of my hand. He calls that one "Mo Dot Dog" as in more hot dog.

Braden sleeps with both of them every night along with his pal Monkey.

The other classic Braden loves would be a surprise to even the little man himself. He doesn't know it yet, but I am certain that he has a secret liking for Snoopy. I loved Snoopy as a kid so imagine how excited I was recently when I saw Braden imitating my favorite cartoon beagle.

7 comments:

Daddy Files said...

I've got a Mickey Mouse Club House fan on my hands too. That hot dog dance song gets in your damn head doesn't it?

And that picture of Braden is just awesome.

Tom said...

I love the top of the dog house pose. That's a classic!

When my oldest kids were little our primary video option was VHS tapes, which had a tendency to wear out after the first million views. DVD and Blu-ray are far more toddler friendly formats.

Eric said...

Give him some goggles and a scarf then send him after the Red Baron...

WeaselMomma said...

That's a great shot. You have to get him a little pet bird now.

Brandy@YDK said...

cuteness! i love that he calls mickey dot dog.

Always Home and Uncool said...

Awesome shot. And I'm a Snoopy fan, too.

PJ Mullen said...

That is classic. All he needs now is a little yellow bird circling him.