So, there I was, mindlessly bumming around the internet from one post to another. On this occasion, I had no particular purpose in mind other than rotting brain cells.
I stumbled upon this post from McMommy and could barely read past the first paragraph. It's not McMommy, it's me.
Check it out. She started her post like this.
"I'm standing here in the kitchen, making eggs and toast, and listening to Special Agent Oso. I've got zero makeup on and look like scary Oprah."
I read three little words and completely lost my focus. Like a certifiable nutjob, my mind went whirling through time and space. It was nearly an out-of-body experience. I was floating in my den at home, growling on the inside as the sounds of Special Agent Oso gnawing at my ears.
Forgive me, folks, but this show is CRAP. Its songs are RIDICULOUSLY ANNOYING. The structure of the show is exactly like Dora - and we do NOT need another repetitive three-step "adventure mission" show. We already have Diego. (And, I have to give Diego credit. His "Rescue Pack" song is like the coolest song on cartoons today.) What's more, Oso is not very bright. At least Dora and Diego have interesting missions like rescuing a beached baby humpback whale, waking Boots from a magical forever slumber, climbing to the top of the tallest mountain to get back Dora's lost necklace, or fixing some poor iguana's pink-eye. Oso? He does *REALLY COOL* stuff like making a salad, watering a plant, or brushing teeth.
I can hear Oso Supporters now, "Well, don't you think these are more realistic things to be teaching your child?" NO! I'm sorry, but don't you think a job like brushing teeth is better taught in person? Especially when the three steps Oso works so hard to memorize are to (1) get the brush, (2) put toothpaste on it, and (3) brush. Brilliant, Disney! Just brilliant! And, as for watering plants and making a salad, I'm sorry. If you need your preschooler to learn how to do these things without adult assistance or supervision, perhaps there is a bigger problem we need to be discussing.
As for me, I'd totally rather my girlies watch Phineas and Ferb and dream big, baby.
"Sure girls, you can build a time machine today..."
P.S. If you've never read The McMommy Chronicles before, she's worth checking out. I've enjoyed lots of laughs in the months I've been reading her blog. Enjoy!
P. P. S. If you've never heard the Rescue Pack song before, here you go. I think everyone deserves to see how totally rockin' it is. Rescue Pack is da bomb.