Wednesday, November 17, 2010

i’ve got nothing better to do

This is what I do after the kids go to bed…


…organize and line up their stuffed television show characters.  Notice they are in show order.  For those of you not familiar, that would be ‘Yo Gabba Gabba’ (minus Muno and Foofa who may be on a date together somewhere else in the house), ‘The Backyardigans’, ‘Little Einsteins’ (minus Annie) and ‘Max and Ruby’, which is technically just Max because I couldn’t find Ruby.  I was a bit thrown off by that at first because, let’s face it, who’s Max really without his big sister Ruby?  She apparently is his guardian on the show since there are no parents.  She makes the rules, cooks the meals, does the laundry, plans Easter dinner, takes him trick-or-treating, gives him money for candy, bathes him, and puts him to bed.  I felt obligated to look for Ruby and then I realized, she’s probably looking after Annie from ‘Little Einsteins’ because she is also parent-less.  I guess it’s kind of like ‘Peanuts’ was when I was a kid.  No parents.  What’s with that?  It’s kind of weird when you think about it.  And ‘Scooby Doo’…they were kids too, and ‘Josie and the Pussycats’.  I mean both groups of teens traveled in vans, one getting themselves into dangerous situations and the other playing concerts.  No adults.  Come to think of it, the boys from ‘Different Strokes’ didn’t have real parents and neither did the girls from ‘The Facts of Life’.  What the hell has been going on with kids’ shows since the 70’s?

A totally random and unplanned post stemming from my slightly obsessive-compulsive need to organize and line-up my kids’ toys.  See, I’ve got nothing better to do. 


  1. You're too funny...
    I'd like to know where you got Yo Gabba Gabba... I couldn't find them months ago when I was looking? Holla!!

  2. Holla to Hallmark! ;) Haven't seen them since though.

  3. Did you ever think you can come up with your own characters and hen write childrens books?