Lately Gemma has been a rotating cast of characters from TV shows and movies she watches and I am constantly reminded just how impressionable her little mind is.
Usually it is funny and cute as she imitates a variety of people and talking animals, and I am a complementary character decided by her, but yesterday she decided Curious George was the one to be. Fortunately I watch enough of the shows with her to know what was going on since she usually does something with some resemblance to a plot she’d seen: this one involved asking how bears settle in for hibernation. She carried her pillow out of her bed, threw it on the floor, put her teddy on top and covered it with her blanket. She then proceeded to hold up her hands questioningly and make monkey sounds at me until I explained hibernation.
I couldn’t find a clip of the actual episode which would make it really clear, but this gives you a pretty good idea of what Curious George is like – a monkey making sounds and a narrator explaining what the ham-scamble is going on in his monkey brain. If only Curious Gemma came with such a narrator!