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Sunday, September 27, 2009
Nolan has recently started listening to videos and cartoons. He used to watch television without paying attention to the sound. I know this because he used to sit on the couch, happily watching the visual feast on the screen- the volume set at a point where he couldn't hear it at all, but where Matt could hear it just fine.
Recently, Nolan has taken to standing right in front of the screen, which infuriates his brother. This is a great sign, because it means Nolan now wants to hear what is going on. He wants to hear the dialog, the music... he wants to get the story behind the pictures. Unfortunately, Matt can hear the TV just fine from the couch and Nolan's head makes a better door than a window.
To head off the TV Wars, I brought Nolan's rocking chair downstairs and set it in front of the TV. Now he can hear Cars and his brother can see it. As Nolan gets older, we may have to think about getting some sort of a loop system for the television. For now, though, the front row seat works just fine.