Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Non-Jr. Kid Shows

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The kids have graduated from Nick Jr. to regular Nick.  And with that comes a loooooooooot of Sponge Bob.

Also, this Sanjay and Craig show, which I don't let them watch.  I don't know why.  It just looks kind of obnoxious.  Of course, by not letting them watch it, it has now become like the most coveted show of all time.  Oh, the angst that is caused when I make them change the channel!   The pain!  The misery!

I told them tonight at dinner that when I was little, I only got to watch cartoons ONE MORNING out of the ENTIRE week.  They looked at me like that was the craziest thing they ever heard in their little lives.  Scott added in that we only had FOUR channels to choose from.  And then I topped it off with "Yeah, and we didn't even have remotes!  We had to go up and turn a knob on the TV to change the channel!"

Then I felt really old.  Doesn't help that my bunions are acting up today.

So yes, "Sanjay and Craig" is on the banned list.  Along with "Dog With a Blog", which I think might be the worst show I've ever seen in my entire life.  Like I literally wish the dog would get run over by a car so I never, ever have to sit through it ever again.

But there are some shows I kinda sorta like.  Like "Good Luck, Charlie", for one.  I love the mom on that show - she's so sassy.  Side Note:  I had my mind blown the other day, when I realized that the girl who sings "The Way" is actually Cat from Victorious/Sam & Cat.  I find it very depressing that I know that.  What's even more depressing is that I then googled the other Victorious cast members, and found out that Jade sings the theme song to the Winx Club.  What's even more depressing than that, is that I love the theme song to the Winx Club.  I think I need an intervention.

Maybe one day I will reclaim my TV from the kids.  Although.....


Instead of using the parental controls on the TV to ban all the grown-up stuff, maybe I should use it to ban all the KID stuff!  Then they won't come near my TV!!!!!  Mwah hah hah ha hah!

Why have I never thought of this before????

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Stream of Consciousness on a Monday Afternoon

So, I guess Google really meant business when it said that Google Reader was going away July 1.  Dangit!  Now I need to find some other way to organize my blog reading.  Blargh.

In other news, the kids are in daycare this summer and LOVING IT.  They've gone on an insane amount of field trips.  Seriously, I think they've done more activities this summer than in the past five summers combined.  So whatever guilty feelings I had about sending them to daycare have disappeared, which is nice for the self-esteem meter.

We are thinking about taking the kids to Disney World this winter.  I am totally excited and will probably get border-line obsessed with the planning process soon.  We probably won't tell them until Christmas, which is going to be extraordinarily difficult for me from a secret-keeping perspective.  Argh.  I hate secrets.  Actually, I love secrets, I just hate keeping them.  Wait, that's not true either.  I love hearing secrets and telling secrets.  I just hate that 'oh crap, I just told a secret' feeling you get after telling the secret.  PSA of the Day:  Don't tell me secrets.  I'm bad at keeping them.

There is a fly buzzing around my head right now and it is driving me slightly insane.  Just thought I would share.

I am feeling a strong urge to redecorate my house.  I went to a barbecue at a partner's house last night and their house was so cute.  I feel like my house has so much open space and blank walls.  I want to fill it up somehow, but am not sure how to do it without it looking like the art section at Bed, Bath & Beyond just threw up all over it.  Challenges. 

Why is it that when you want to kill a fly, they refuse to land anywhere?  So you end up waving the fly swatter around your head like a maniac hoping to swat it down mid-flight?  Gawd, why can't it just go fly around in the living room?  Why must it buzz about my head?


Anyway, that's it for today. 

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