Thursday, February 21, 2008

Poor La-la

I am shocked and appalled at your deep dislike of La-la in particular and the Teletubbies in general. I actually like the Teletubbies. It is one of the few kids shows that I let the kids watch. I think I mostly like it because of how Harry reacts to the smiling sun baby. I have no illusions that it really is educational in any sense of the word. It certainly is much more tolerable than some of the other shows out there.

I feel sad for La-la who used to be number one in Harry's heart. She has been ousted by the stuffed animals that I made for the boys. Bunny, Doggie and Bear (who was supposed to be a prize in the giveaway, but Harry latched on to him so I had to make a replacement prize) are painstakingly hauled upstairs at nap time and bed time. If Harry is having one of his patented freak out sessions I just suggest that he hold one of them and he will quickly calm down. All La-la gets any more is abuse from her former favorite person in the whole world. She will always have my admiration. I love to put hats on her.


The one TV show that has been banned from this house and I refuse to allow to pollute my children's minds is Barney. Way back when Evan was in the hospital after his stroke I came into his room in the PICU after being elsewhere to sleep for the night. The nurse was playing a Barney tape for Evan to help keep him entertained. I about killed myself rushing over to turn off the video to prevent the horrible poison from seeping into his mind. Harry is 100% Barney free, so if Evan ever goes bad I know why. I know the nurse thought I was nuts for freaking out about it, but this is just something that I can't compromise on. I actually had a computer game on my computer called Barney Carnage. The whole point of the game was to kill all them in various horrible ways to prevent them from taking over the world. I miss that game. Heck I even went through all the toys when I was nursery leader and removed the offending purple dinosaur from the room. No pollution I say!

Oh and guess what? We still have no @$#$@#%#@$ing orders despite the fact that we were told that all orders would be out by yesterday. Arrrghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! The only thing worse than waiting for orders is car shopping but at least you are a greater measure of control in the whole process and you get a shiny car at the end of it. Once we get orders we get to rip up our lives and move. I guess I should not be in such a hurry, but I just want to know but I need to plan. I can be a go with the flow person, but secretly inside while I am going with the flow I am freaking out because this is not how I planned it in my mind. It was fine having surprise moves when we did not have kids, but that is just not going to be very doable with two little ones in tow.

11 comments:

Tracy said...

I totally agree with your Barney free attitude. My oldest, now 9 yrs, did like Barney (I plead temporary insanity for that one, lol!) but, thankfully, my middle and youngest sons have wanted no part of it. We've never had any Barney toys or videos in our house. The other day my MIL found a Barney coloring book at a second hand shop (it was not used - hmm,I wonder why?) and when she showed it to Dominic he shouted "ahh! scary Barney!" and ran to the other side of the room, lol. Smart boy :).

Zephra said...

My last 2 kids loved Barney. I mean in an obsessive unhealthy way. There is just something wrong with that show. I just can't put my finger on it. Zakary has moved on now to Blues Clues. I think that show is cute. hell of a lot better the Dora who can't find her a$$ with her hands without help. As for Teletubbies, he loves them too. I don't get it but he sure does.

GoofyJ said...

down with Barney! So annoying. (personally, Teletubbies is just as annoying to me - but maybe slightly less than Barney)

Tama said...

I agree with the Barney elimination. The Daughter watched him a couple of times--when it first came out--and I promptly decided that we would watch "Blues Clues" and "Looney Tunes". NO BARNEY!

That would be very difficult to be military with children--especially ones that need a lot of medical attention and support. I pray all will go well for you.

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

My kids watched a little Barney here and there. He wasn't as bad as some of the other shows out there (like Teletubbies) HA!
Of course, my kids always preferred the more violent cartoons---like Bugs Bunny and Roadrunner. ;)

Hmmm, maybe I just figured out why we keep getting packages delivered from ACME.

Valerie said...

I dislike Barney so much. That show was never on in our house and I put it in the same catagory as The Wiggles. I have to say I slightly liked the "Tubbies", although they were never on in our home either.

Gina said...

Luckily my son has good taste and hates Barney all on his own without my influence.

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

I feel your same annoying towards Barney. I habe always thought Barney and The Power Rangers were very annoying!

Barb said...

Tag! You and la-la are it!

For what it's worth, we're anti-Barney over here. So much that I told our parents when we were pregnant with DS#1 that if they bought us any Barney stuff they would not see their grandchild. It worked. :)

Guinevere Meadow said...

I much prefer Barney to the Teletubbies, but I utterly DESPISE Spongebob SquarePants. Ick.

Dayngr said...

Pooooooor Lala! Maybe you can put her in the car with you and she can get you in the HOV lane.