Miriam hasn't shown much interest in TV yet. I thought this was because she valued the development of her brain, and had read the AAP guildelines that state "no TV for children under 2", and being only 15 months, knew that her time was not yet nigh. She's a good girl, or so I thought.
Turns out, it was just because she hadn't seen The Office yet.
I discovered this by accident one morning when Miriam was awake and bouncy and I was trying to sleep a few more blessed minutes. The portable DVD player was set up from the night before, headphones in jack and menu playing. There were no other DVDs within arms reach and so I just put on The Office for her, hoping for a few minutes amusement.
One of these days the camera and the DVD player will be in the same place at the same time, and I will capture the gleeful twirly happy dance she does to the theme song, the look of transfixed joy on her face as she watches, and the virbrating giggle of recognition she makes whenever Dwight comes on the scream.
My girl, she LOVES Dwight.