Wow, there are a bunch of Barney haters out there! Jon and I got some good laughs out of the comments yesterday. Two things about that:
* You all have clearly never seen Thomas & Friends. It is the most boring show EVER. No animation. Very few songs. It's just dumb trains going around the Island of Sodor. And the narration is boooorrrring.
* I don't care what the show is, if it stops Nate and Alex from fighting, pinching, crying, and getting all up in my business long enough for me to cook dinner when Jon is gone, the boys can watch it. And it gives us extra cooperation in the mornings rushing to get two toddlers changed, fed, cleaned up, and out the door. I struggle with the chaos of mornings and calming them down helps me calm down.
We watched the first part of Dumbo last night. Is anyone else disturbed by the scene where Dumbo's mom goes crazy and the ring leader beat her with a whip? Jon and I talked about how our society is fine with violence (which we are not) but sexuality is taboo (ummm... Erica Hahn getting fired from Grey's Anatomy?).
And we tried watching Mary Poppins. Nate walked over to the tv stand, opened the door, pushed the button to pop out the DVD, and tried to put in a different DVD. This all happened in the span of 10 seconds but he made his point clear. TV shows from Noggin and PBS it is.
(PS. I'm crazy glad we're parenting in the age of Tivo and Netflix!)