Monday, July 13, 2009
Day 651 - Poll Results & New Poll
Last week I asked whether or not we should theme the next birthday party for the kids. Much to my dismay, forty-three percent of you said that we should theme it. But thirty-seven percent thought we should keep the party small and cheap like an over-the-hill midget whore. I'm trying to convince Lisa that since eighteen percent thought we should compromise that means fifty-five percent thought we shouldn't go all out and throw a big themed bash. In response, Lisa said the compromise she will accept is either we throw a themed party or she kicks me in the balls.
I do have the feeling that this year's party is going to be themed. Lisa wants a disco themed birthday party because I opened my big mouth and made an observation about a 70s song. The song "September" was playing and it opens with "Do you remember the 21st night of September?" which is the day the kids were born. And all because of that, Lisa got all excited and said we HAVE to throw a disco themed birthday party. I think I may tell Lisa that her themed party makes me think of certain 80s songs like "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Love Is A Battlefield," or "She Drives Me Crazy."
Television can be a tricky thing with the kids. We're pretty good with regulating how much television they watch. Usually we let them watch about 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the afternoon. They enjoy watching Elmo's World, Sid the Science Guy, Super Why, and Judge Mathis. But the tricky thing is that it's hard to figure out what the kids might find disturbing or scary.
For instance, we were watching a potty training DVD that starred Elmo (who knew Muppets have to crap!). One segment of the DVD had a large CGI cartoon gorilla trying to find a large enough toilet to take a monkey poop. Well the gigantic size of the gorilla got Emma scared so we had to fast forward that segment.
What do you think we should do? Do you think we're letting the kids watch inappropriate television shows? Do we just explain to the kids why they shouldn't be scared? Or should we just let them watch "Pulp Fiction" so anything else that they watch will seem tame in comparison?