I know I should have figured this out on my own, but I didn't.
Why haven't you all told me about kid tv? It's the greatest stuff around. Of course Elias doesn't give a rip about The View when I have it on in the background while he is playing, but throw on Nick Jr. and he is ENTHRALLED. I guess Kelly kind of gave me a hint, here, but it takes me a while to catch on. Seriously - I've been missing out.
Right now we're tuned into The Backyardigans and I think we've found a new morning routine to let mommy do some laundry, having a quiet time, and not be so exhausted while sis has her first nap. Thank you Jesus for kid tv.