I finally did it. I was home alone with Elliot, he decided 6:00 a.m. was a FINE time to get up. I fed him a cereal bar, gave him juice but it wasn't enough. Somehow I had to shower. So I did it.
I turned on the TV and introduced Elliot to his morning babysitter.
It's not like he's never watched TV, I just haven't ever used it this way before. But, dangit if it didn't work like a charm. When I got out of the shower he was swaying his body along with whatever song the Backyardigan's were singing.
See, it's not so bad after all - I could have left him watching SportsCenter and that would've been worse.