When Ella was already 10 years old, she was adopted by her loving family. Being at that point in her life, Ella’s family didn’t have to struggle to find things she might like as she already had a very clear idea herself. When it comes to things she want, she is never shy about communicating them. “Ella is very sassy and demanding,” Emily Kalaygian, Ella’s mom explain adding, “However, that's only because she's a lady who knows what she wants and I can't fault her for that! However, I will say she has her polite moments. Lots of mornings she waits by my door until I am awake. But that's not to say she doesn't use her voice to sing the song of her people when she needs to.”
Almost month later Kalaygian wanted some background while going about her day at home. She decided to turn on "The Grinch,” and almost immediately, Ella was intrigued. So began Ella’s obsession with cartoons. “My husband and I started experimenting to see what she does and doesn't like, and once 2020 came around and we were stuck inside with her and the TV, it only grew from there.”
Now, Ella watches cartoons every single day. She waits by her mom’s bedroom door every morning for her to go and turn on the daily selection, and their routine heavily revolving around Ella’s obsession with TV unfolds from there.
Watch Ella asking her mom to watch cartoons every morning here on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ellawatchestv_/video/7074696452403989802
“In the morning, she usually waits by my door or screams when she's feeling fancy, and I will pick a show to watch to see if it's something she'd enjoy. By now I can tell what she won't and will like, but some days she surprises me! Then after, she does her thing (sleep) and I do mine (work). Then usually when it's getting late, she's back up and we enjoy either another show or a movie! We used to watch lots of movies but lately have been enjoying shows as people have been giving so many recommendations to see what Ella will like!”
Since Ella started her own account on TikTok, the internet became incredibly invested in her TV obsession. “Her favourite show currently is 'Oswald' — we have watched the episodes on Paramount+ on a loop it feels like. Before 'Oswald,' she was a HUGE 'Phineas and Ferb' fan but 'Oswald' knocked them off the pedestal recently. And of course, she's known for her love of Benedict Cumberbatch, which is why she watches the 2018 Grinch and the 2018 Grinch ONLY. Sorry, Jim Carrey."
From the beginning Ella has exactly know what she likes, which most of the times are cartoons. But luckily she found the perfect family who are more than happy to give her that.