The Kid is sick today, and since Husband has been primary parent for the last week and a half while I completed the copyedits on my upcoming book, I drew the straw of canceling class and staying home. So, following on the scatterplot zeitgeist, here’s what we’re watching today:
A great show, based on some books we haven’t read, about a 5-year-old kid and his dinofriends. Matches the Kid’s current interests perfectly, and avoids some of the common problems of kid’s television (namely, scariness and bad behavior).
Frankly, this show scares me a little, but Kid loooooooves it. It is super weird, but I think in a good way. Only time will tell if chopping up a TV show into super tiny clips causes even more ADD than regular television. However, I really like the music in the show, and although many, many kid shows these days encourage kids to “get up!” and do something, this is the only one that actually gets my Kid up to dance.
One of my faves, and not just because the show got my Kid to try cucumber sandwiches. It’s sweet and silly.
For the record, I’ll be sick of all these by the end of the day, and even more so the shows that Kid loves more than I do, like Backyardigans and the awful, maddening, overtly sexist Max & Ruby. And of course, we’ll do some fun crafts, play with dinos and maybe get a game of checkers or Trouble squeezed in between shows. Not a bad day, when you think about it.