Dora/Diego Threshold

Dora/Diego Threshold

Science of Parenthood - Dora/Diego Threshold

The precise level of exposure to inane preschool programming you can tolerate before requiring a double bourbon.

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  1. That just about sums up my daily pre-school show viewing with my two girls!!
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    • Norine Dworkin-McDaniel :

      For me it was Thomas The Tank Engine! Could. Not. Stand. It. Even narrated by George Carlin — its only redeeming quality.

  2. We went for a long weekend away with our toddler, driving several hours each way. We had the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the whole time. The stupid “hot dog” song is still ringing in my head, despite many glasses of wine.
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  3. Norine Dworkin-McDaniel :

    Oh boy! I remember when we were potty training, I had the “You’ll Use The Potty” song from Elmo ringing in my ears. Gordon’s voice singing that song would wake me up at night. Scary!

  4. Hilarious! This is me after singing along to the “Diaper Dance” from Baby Signing Time eighty-nine thousand times.
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  5. Now that my youngest is almost 9, we’ve moved past the annoying Dora/Diego/Caillou/Max and Ruby. Now instead I have Adventure Time. It is annoying AND weird!!. I just don’t get that show! Even the 17 year old likes it so I’m afraid I’m stuck hearing That one for years to come…
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    • Norine Dworkin-McDaniel :

      OMG! I HATE Adventure Time. But they occasionally have some good messages in the show so I still allow it. I banned Amazing Gumball and Regular Show because my kid started acting obnoxious after watching them. But even Adventure Time is still better than Thomas The Tank Engine and Super Why. Super Stupid is more like it!

  6. So so true!! We don’t really watch Dora/Diego anymore, but lately my 8 year old has wanted to watch Disney Jr. (I think he wants to go back to a simpler time! Lol! ) and there is the silliest show called Timmy Time. I hate that show, which is what I say as I turn it off!! And, I do believe that there is a special place in hell for the creator of Yo Gabba Gabba!! (Thankfully we don’t watch that anymore either!!)
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  7. My low point was Max & Ruby… It was the bane of my existence & the delight of my child’s… Ruby is just a straight-up, bossy b#%*! WTH are their parents ;)
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    • Norine Dworkin-McDaniel :

      YES! Max and Ruby drove me nuts. Fortunately, we missed the horror that is Caillou. Not sure how we dodged that bullet. But Super Why was like nails on the blackboard too. Much better was Word World — I could watch that all day. Clearly developed by someone with a semiotics degree!

  8. Oh my yes. In every way. Add hideous Calliou to this list and you have it made!!-Ashley
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  9. The Wiggles…..those dudes freak me right out. Toopy’s creepy giggle fr Toopy and Binou sends me to the vodka pretty quick too! Lol

    • Norine Dworkin-McDaniel :

      True! I never liked the Wiggles … and the quick cut edits were too fast for the baby brain. They made me dizzy!

  10. I feel this way about the Disney shows for “Big Kids”. My big kid has been watching that Wizards show (I have no idea what it’s called. That’s how into it I am. It’s “that show.”) now that she’s exhausted every single episode of “Good Luck, Charlie” on Netflix. Big kid shows on Disney are like parent repellent. I hate those things.
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    • Norine Dworkin-McDaniel :

      Yeah, I don’t like The Wizards Of Waverly Place either. Starting with the fact that it doesn’t look anything like Waverly Place! But also because I can’t stand the main character — she’s a mouthy bitch and hardly a good role model for young children. I’m more kindly toward Dog With A Blog and Austin & Ally and Jessie. Though the over the top consumption of Jessie can be a little much to take at times.

  11. We are in the Dora phase, so, yes, I am in the bourbon phase. Thank you for validating my experience(s).

    • Norine Dworkin-McDaniel :

      Let me know when you hit Thomas the Tank Engine. Then you move into the Black Tar heroin phase. ;)

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