In my family, holding the remote control seems to be a male privilege. I suspect this is true for many families.
My husband is visiting our daughter and her family this weekend. I wasn’t feeling well, so I am waiting a few days before I head there. I was Facetiming with my daughter and I could see my husband in the background snoozing in the recliner with the TV remote perched on the arm of the chair.
I watched as our 18-month-old granddaughter cautiously approached, grabbed the remote, and turned around to flee with a huge grin on her face. She held it high in victory with a hearty laugh.
It’s never too early for girls to learn the secrets of remote control.