Sunday, October 4, 2009

What a gyp!

As an anniversary gift and yet another show of my awesomeness, I sent Kitty to the spa for the day on Saturday. That meant that it was just me and Finny for the day, and with the brains of the operation out of the house, I was forced to come up with the day's agenda on my own. Unfortunately, when he got up it was too early in the day for pizza, which left me completely out of ideas.

In a panic, I ran to my best friend for help - good ol' Mr. TV. Finn has yet to show more than a passing interest in anything on the tube, which makes me cry inside, but I figured we couldn't go wrong with Saturday morning cartoons.... could we?

Turns out, we could. Mostly because there doesn't seem to be a thing called "Saturday morning cartoons" any more. At least no cartoons that I recognized. Where are the Gummi Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere? Where are the Smurfs, smurfing it up all over Smurfdom? Heck, I'd even take the Snorks with their stupid brain snorkels!

What has the world come to when you can't even find Bugs Bunny on a Saturday morning? I had to settle for Bob the Builder - which I have to admit sucked me in, though Finn couldn't have cared less. He just continued demolishing the basement while I laughed along with Scrambler and his hijinks.

Here's a quick iPhone video of Finn demonstrating what children did before the advent of cartoons.

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That's right, they rolled around on the floor like adorable little bears who like to say "no." Who needs the Snorks?

1 comment:

TheGratefulDaddy said...

Hi! Found your blog on Blog Catalog. Amused by your Saturday dealings, I thought I'd share quickly that this "couldn't care less about tv" situation may be a blessing in disguise somehow. The wife and I never wanted a "tv kid" but our daughter begs to watch anything on NikJr, like every moment is some kind of amazing thing to behold. I wave my hand in front of her face and she just moves slightly to see around it. Totally tv zombie. I'm on the opposite spectrum it seems. Your experience on Saturday sounds pretty good!

The blog is great. I'd like to stick around and keep reading/following for a while.

-Greg