Just like anyone else's child, James goes through phases of obsession. Usually, he gets obsessed with something on TV or a book. Occasionally, it's a toy or a song. But mostly, it's something on TV. I try to limit James' amount of television each day, but some days are better than others.
Right now, he's completely enthralled with the Disney movie, Brave. I'm not exaggerating when I say that we've watched it nearly every day for the past month or so. But you know what? This is one movie obsession that I don't mind at all.
I absolutely love this movie. This is way better than when he was obsessed with watching Cars 2 every single day. I think he gets his Cars fix from playing with his plethora of Cars toys. I like it that way.
He's also in love with the cartoon Super Why! right now as well. It's not as bad as Brave, but he'll usually ask to watch an episode each day. Some days, I'll let him. His maximum TV time for each day is 2 hours (as that's the recommended limit set by the AAP, so I adopted it), which means that him watching Brave and Super Why! in one day makes for 2 hours of TV. I try to keep it lower when I can, but since he's such an active boy and since we read so much, I don't feel bad about it, especially since his TV time is scattered throughout the day. And some days, we don't watch any TV at all because we're running errands or playing outside or doing something else that distracts James from the television. I try to make that happen at least once a week.
So, what are the obsessions in your house? I can't be the only one with this phenomenon.