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The TV No-No’s

September 9, 2010

My kids are funny. They watch probably too much television, but I do my best to monitor what they watch.  We watch a lot of Sprout, PBS and Nick Jr.  For Sprout and PBS pretty much anything goes, but Nick Jr. is where we have some issues.

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I do not let my kids watch Sponge Bob or Yo Gabba Gabba.  I don’t think Sponge Bob is appropriate for them and I just cannot stand Yo Gabba Gabba.

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The funny thing is more often than not when we go somewhere strangers will inevitably ask my kids if they like Sponge Bob or say something about Sponge Bob.  I guess maybe because so many adults watch it, it’s the only “kids show” that they know.

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So yesterday we were at Target. The Little One picked out a new Belle toothbrush. The cashier, who was maybe 21 years old, was chatting with the Little One about her new toothbrush. The cashier went on to say that her son has a Winnie-the-Pooh toothbrush as well as a Sponge Bob toothbrush. At which point, the Little One gasped loudly and exclaimed , “my mommy doesn’t let us watch Sponge Bob! She says it’s a bad show!”

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To which the older woman who was behind us, jumped on the bandwagon and told the Little One that she had a very smart mommy. All the while the poor cashier was trying desperately to recover from the admonishment my 3-year-old just gave her.

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Oh the joys.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. karen permalink
    September 9, 2010 2:34 pm

    hahahahah!!! 🙂 I discovered to my dismay, after Ibecame a parent that spongebob is in fact, rather violent! And Alan thinks YoGabbaGabba is a thin veil for wicca or something like that…

  2. WicketsMom permalink
    September 14, 2010 9:43 am

    So glad to hear that I’m not the only Mom who doesn’t let her child watch that!

    • fixitmommy permalink*
      September 15, 2010 10:44 am

      Nope, you are not alone! 🙂

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