Sunday, August 23, 2009
Day 692 - Couscous
Emma and Andrew are infatuated with Blue's Clues. If cartoon dog bestiality was legal (and possible), the kids would be all over it. For those of you not familiar with Blue's Clues, it is a Nick Jr. television show that teaches toddlers and preschoolers the virtues of acceptance and tolerance via a gay man and his gay dog, Blue. Or at least that's what I've interpreted about the show.
Every day, Emma and Andrew ask to watch "Couscous" on television. Sometimes Andrew is extremely incessant about it. He'll sit next to the DVD player and chant "cous cous cous cous cous cous cous cous cous cous cous..." In Sacramento, this prompted Crazy Grandma Ichikawa to cook five pots of couscous.
I do not know what is so entrancing about the show for Emma and Andrew, but for twenty-two minutes every day I experience pure bliss. And by bliss I mean silence, calm, and $2 prostitutes. After having seen several shows, I do believe it's a good show to have toddlers watch. It's cute, colorful, and gentle. The only annoyance is that anytime the kids see a group of circles together, they automatically think it's a Blue's clue. You try to keep your sanity together when walking past an aisle of polka dots with two kids yelling "COUS COUS COUS COUS COUS COUS!"
Here is a short video demonstrating the drama of watching a Blue's Clues episode.