Thursday, September 11, 2008

Guess I woke up crabby. Look. It's the sun.

I walked into the room this morning and there he was, tangled in my sheets, watching some inane Disney Channel show in the dark at an alarming decibel.

(The better for me to hear Weeds, my pretty.)

He's our early riser and I don't mind if he watches a little TV while I'm in the shower and he lets my girl sleep a little longer.

She needs it.

So, I hear some monkey/beast/muppet-wannabe giving one of those social lessons in a tone that makes my ears bleed. His pal - was it Alligator or Toad, not sure - is never invited to parties it seems because he hasn't learned the finer points of not blowing out the Birthday Muppet's candles.

The spot goes on like an afternoon special, expounding upon the woes of being that guy and offering up A, B and C pictures so the youngsters at home can, what? Shout the right answer at the TV?

And I can't help feeling old and crotchety when I think this might be better taught a party.

Zack uncurls from his blanket and asks if he gets everything ready for school, could he play Lego Jedi Star Wars for a little while this morning.

I'm ever relieved.

I didn't intend on ranting today, but sometimes I am that girl and sanctimonious muppets do me in.


Madge said...

It is always good to have a little blog rant now and then. Children's television is infuriating... hope things improved.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Oh, I could rant with you on this.

Does everything have to involve a moral lesson?

And earlier I added to Tootsie's rant.

Does every event our children attend or every accomplishment they accomplish have to be accompanied by 25 mothers shoving plates of sugar and cups of liquid sugar in front of them.

Heh. Two rants in one.

Um, what I meant to say is, I agree with you.

Denise said...

Geesh! I'll take legos every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

MamaGeek said...

*raises hand*

I feel ya. Me too. Me too.

Emily said...

Good to know I have company being that "girl" once in awhile! It happens- maybe we could go back to Bermuda for a bit :)