Hi, Hannah here. I know there are some other toddlers who read this, so I wanted to let you know about what I’ve been doing lately.
I don’t get to watch a lot of TV. We don’t have cable or a DVR, but we do have Netflix. My attention span is pretty short, so I don’t make it very far through anything, but I like to try.
Most recently, I’ve been watching the movie “Babies” which comes streaming through Netflix. When I want to watch it, I point at the TV and say, “Babies, babies, babies!” I usually only watch things for about six minutes at a time, but this movie was so interesting that it only took me four sessions to finish the hour and 15 minutes. My mommy thought this was pretty impressive.
If you are not familiar with this movie, it is a documentary that follows four babies in different countries through approximately their first year. My summary of the four babies:
- Ponijao – Namibia – My favorite baby. She is always happy and has dogs. She gets to play a lot and is an awesome dancer.
- Mari – Japan – Not very exciting. Too much of a perfectionist.
- Bayar – Mongolia – Poor kid has a mean older brother. But I like him because he has lots of animals, especially cows.
- Hattie – USA – They say this is Hattie, but I know it is really me. I try to tell my mommy this by pointing at the TV and saying, “Hannah! Hannah!”
I like to narrate the movie with things I recognize like “cow,” “truck,” “sad,” “eating,” and “bucket share.” Tonight, I was watching with my daddy and telling some of the babies to share.
There is no dialogue in this movie, so it doesn’t matter that I can’t follow a long conversation yet. I just get to watch babies do stuff. Even though some of them are growing up in very different environments than me, I can find the things we have in common. Sometimes my mommy only sees the differences; I notice what’s the same.
So far, this is my favorite movie, and I would recommend it to my fellow toddlers, though anyone would probably like it. Especially because they apparently picked me to be in it! Check out the trailer on their website and learn more about each of the babies. Maybe next time Mommy will let me get on and tell you about Chick-fil-A – I’m really confused about why we eat chicken at a place that has pictures of cows everywhere.