Thursday, April 2, 2009
Fluffy Fluffy bunnies.......
Okay, we have a new cartoon in the house. It is called The Secret Show. I think it is from Great Britain but it is on Nicktoons Network. Every morning they watch it. That is not my issue, it is cute. It's a show about a secret agent agency UZZ (no I do not know what it stands for) and they solve some problem that saves the world. There are funny characters, including the lead, who for security purposes has his name changed daily, and today's name is always something like, Kimberly Bimberly or Funny Fuzzy bottom or something. Then all the rest of the cast calls him that during that episode, hilarious. Still not my issue. At the beginning of every show, a little granny is in a rocking chair with bunnies all around. She asks if she should sing the theme song, "well, okay, here we go......Fluffy, fluffy bunnies, running to and fro, fluffy fluffy bunnies, then her show is interrupted and moved in some way (yesterday she and all the bunnies were sucked up into a vacuum) they say, "sorry sweet little granny, we need this time slot" and they NOW PRESENT THE SECRET SHOW!
My issue is I cannot get the fluffy bunny song out of my head. Little granny never gets more than two verses in before she is interrupted for the secret show, and I can't get it her out of my head. This brings to mind when the kids were little. The Barney "I love you" song going through your head. If you are a stay at home mom, Bob Seger slowly becomes replaced by Blues Clues. You are humming in your head and it is not anything on the Top 40. It is Dora the Explorer or something equally embarrassing. You find yourself with a spare moment, and instead of solving the world's hunger problem, you are singing the theme song to some show your kid watches that has nothing to do with world hunger.
See? We as women know, we are smart enough to solve wars and world hunger and all that jazz, but our children suck out our brain cells. Watching these shows is wonderful for them, they can learn their ABC's and 123's and all that. They all have messages about sharing and caring and being responsible and not being jealous and all that stuff. When my kids got older, the cartoons are just what they were when we were kids, funny and stupid and designed to make us laugh. Personally, I have been caught watching some with them, hilarious and funny and stupid. I mean, world hunger was never solved by Bugs bunny or the Road Runner.
So, while we need the shows to occupy their time so we can clean a bathroom when they are little, we need to not listen to the theme songs. Don't you get it? We can save the world, but Barney is blocking it. It is obviously some kind of plot. Cartoon creators don't want world peace, it is diabolical. They want us distracted by their theme songs and doubting our sanity. We are also doubting the fact that we were ever cool. I know I was cool, there are pictures of when I was cool. I had cool friends, we did cool things, now we all sing children's songs instead of U2......tragic.
So what is going through your brain at the moment? Are you hanging by a thread to coolness and singing Born in the USA by The Boss? Or, truth be told, you are singing something from some children's show? Face your demons, tell the truth and sing the farewell song. By the way, the lead character's name today, for security purposes, is Nincy Nancy LaLa.
God bless you and yours.