Yesterday morning Scott and I were chatting on the couch while Timmy was sitting in his bean bag chair watching Team Umizoomi. All of a sudden my little Hamlet jumped up and threw Puppy Blanket across the room as he began sprinting and squealing with delight. It was as if we were reliving the chaos from Wednesday evening when he morphed into a little destructive tornado. Scott and I both struggled to wrangle and restrain him until he was calm.
During the commotion Robby emerged from
his bedroom. He calmly sat on the couch and watched as we fought to keep
Timmy from destroying the house. Without much fanfare, Robby flipped
the television channel and Timmy calmed down. Robby looked at us, smiled
and changed the situation with his observation. "Momom, Timmy was
running around the house like the Gizmo on Team Umizoomi. They were
running through the mall making a mess, and that is what he was doing in
Scott and I were flabbergasted with the correlation
that Robby revealed. Yes! Every night when Timmy goes wild we had been
watching his favorite episode of Team Umizoomi. The little robots in his favorite episode had
their buttons flipped from "Make Clean" to "Make Mess" and were wreaking
chaos everywhere. Timmy hasn't been trying to be naughty or
destructive. Instead, he was mimicking the cartoon characters. Talk
about a light bulb moment!
Timmy was well-behaved for the rest
of the day. He didn't meltdown, and he didn't turn into a destructive
little demon. It turns out that he is just susceptible to cartoon peer
pressure. Upon this realization, Scott immediately deleted the episode
from our DVR. Hopefully the "Make Mess" monster has also been erased.