So, um, we let our kids watch movies and pre-recorded approved television shows via Netflix. But there are a few, that when we have particularly inconsolable littles, we pull out. Baby Einstein is up there among the "soothing movies" choices. And for these occasions, we turn on the DVD player and put the DVD in.
And then... instant show. not.
We watch FBI warnings and what-not.
We pick from the next screen to watch it in English.
And then we'll
suffer through watch the reviews and testimonials from the other happy parents that have purchased and viewed the DVDs.
We watch the previews that cannot be fast-forwarded.
The screaming continues as the show is still not ready to watch and work its magic.
Then we pick something like "theater" or "wide-screen" or whatever
crap annoying thing that is keeping me from the actual show.
Then we finally get to the screen that says PLAY or PLAY ALL or REPEAT PLAY.
And . . . breathe (I know you're worked up to at this point) . . . we watch the show.
I have three simple words for you to memorize that will change all this. It will get you directly to the "PLAY" screen or menu screen.
Stop. Stop. Play.
You got that? Next time you pop in a DVD and it starts up, press STOP. STOP (again). and then PLAY.
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Psst. Baby Galileo is our favorite one. It's soothing and educational and has classical music throughout. Well, they're all pretty much filled with classical music and have some level of education. But we ♥ Baby Galileo.
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