Well it's certainly not the Disney Channel
Olivia - who is 5 1/2 years old - LOVES Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International on SyFy. Oh, and Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.
Yes. I let my kindergarten-age child watch a show about the paranormal and ghosts. Is there something wrong with that?
It started out innocently enough - I got hooked on Ghost Hunters a few months ago when I stopped watching LOST and needed something else to watch on Wednesday nights. I found Jason and Grant to be mildly amusing and I've always been fascinated by the paranormal and ghosts...so I was instantly hooked.
Then Kevin started watching. And it quickly became our Wednesday night ritual. Olivia happened to watch it a few times and now she waits for Wednesday nights and stays up to late (10 pm) to watch with us.
She says that it's not scary. I believe her. She told me today how "cool" it was last night on the episode she watched because "they saw a shadow!" My little ghost hunter.
But the funniest thing about this had to be her comment earlier this evening when she looked at me, completely serious and said: "What am I going to do on Friday night? I can't watch "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana AND Ghost Adventures!!!!!!" I assured her that one or both shows would be Tivo'd just for her.
And all was right with the world again.
Her choice in favorite shows really shouldn't surprise me....after all, she decided that her new favorite ride at the Magic Kingdom was the Haunted Mansion. [That WAS surprising...I figured she would FREAK OUT as soon as the lights went out. But nope...we rode that ride probably 10 times that week].