kids who dance with barney might be enduring some sort of punishment.

i turned on that purple dinosaur the other day, late in the afternoon, because... well, because i just needed to sit down for a few minutes. and i thought elliot needed some training in his t.v. watching abilities.
so, i pulled him into my lap and the songs and dances commenced.

before long, as usual when the tele is turned on, the big kids came in.

nic sat down beside me. then said,
"it's just so sad about those kids."
i just feel so sorry for those kids. it's just sad that they have to do all of that."

he wasn't loud or mocking or laughing at how funny he was being...
i honestly think he really felt sorry for them.
which made me think nic was hilarious.
and also made me think of the perfect punishment next time he disobeys...
make him sing and dance with barney.