I thought it would be easy to escape the "Elmo Obsession". I was wrong. My kid, who has NEVER seen an episode of Sesame Street in his life, is now officially ALL ABOUT ELMO. It's not that I don't LOVE Sesame Street. I really do. I learned my first signs from Linda Bove on the show. I just try to limit TV in general in our house, especially since my profoundly Deaf toddler doesn't really get much benefit from it right now.
One of the Margarita Mommas gave Christian an Elmo right after his surgery. Then my folks followed with several books and dolls. And now the rest is history. Don't get me wrong, I'll take any spoken word from my monkey. You'll hear him in the video say "Elmo", as well as do our sign for him. I fingerspell out E-L-M-O, and Christian tries to as well.
I thought maybe "Please" or "Thank you" or even "Mommy" would come before "Elmo"... I know wishful thinking:
(be sure to disable the music player to your right)