His Big Ideas present his Toddler Tales

21 Mar

Where’s a cucumber and tomato when you need one?

The other day I was downstairs getting ready and Rockford stayed upstairs playing with his toys. I could hear him talking as if talking on behalf of his toys. Next thing I know, I hear toys banging on the wall downstairs…

Rockford had flung the toys from upstairs.  This usually means he is done playing with a given toy (an act he continues to get in trouble for) and is making his way downstairs. I started to make my way to the boys’ room to check on the baby, who was sleeping at the time, and ensure the bangs hadn’t woken him up. When I came to the hallway I see these two items (pictured above). I picked them up thinking how random he is playing with these two things and then placed them next to each other. Then it clicked. I couldn’t stop laughing.

I thought, what an imagination kids have and how they are not bound or limited to the actual toys they have, but can recreate others using only their imagination.  He was playing his favorite animated show Veggie Tales.

Bob and Larry from Veggie Tales animation

He has grown very found of these characters and the quirky songs that make up Veggie Tales.  All the while he has been entertained by these character he has also been learing a lot about Bible stories and building character. As a parent, I never know what lessons he is actually going to grasp from these shows or if he will even notice a theme in all of these shows.  So it was encouraging to hear from him why he liked this show so much.

 A couple of days ago I asked Rockford what he wanted to watch while I started dinner and he said, “Veggie Tales…not Thomas [the train]”. I said, “Not Thomas ok.” Then he followed up with, “because Thomas doesn’t talk about God.”  Just being curious I inquired, “Who told you that?” He quickly answered, “Jesus.”

Rockford has also grown fond of the produce at the supermarket. He’ll ask what every vegetable or fruit is and he’ll try to tie it back somehow to Veggie Tale’s Bob and Larry. You would think we were in the kids’ toys section when we came across his two new best friends.  He couldn’t help but sing the theme song no matter who was watching.

We ate Bob the tomato that evening and Larry the Cucumber was badly hurt the following day

It’s great to see our kids imagination at work…but it’s even greater seeing them growing in the knowledge of the Lord. Thank you Lord for Veggie Tales.

In case you can’t see video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m5uCIPcpaI

If you like to talk to tomatoes
If a squash can make you smile
If you like to waltz with potatoes
Up and down the produce aisle…
Have we got a show for you!

 VeggieTales, VeggieTales, VeggieTales, VeggieTales,
VeggieTales, VeggieTales, VeggieTales, VeggieTales!
Broccoli! Celery! Gotta be
Veggie Tales!

Veggie Tales

2 Responses to “His Big Ideas present his Toddler Tales”

  1. kbomb78 March 21, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Very Cute! My Darling Daughter is constantly reminding me to prayer prayer before bed, prayer before we eat and she says the same thing “dear lord thank you for mommies and daddies and Brothers and Sisters Amen”

    • Training Up My Boys March 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

      Isn’t it just great how our kids can keep us on check 🙂 Sounds like you are doing a great job mom, kids to mirror what they see. Thanks for stopping by here 🙂

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