Thursday, September 1, 2011
At Home with SpongeBob.
I am at home today with John-Heath and his typical sickness...fever. I'm beginning to think this kid is more my clone than my child. He looks like I looked, he acts like I acted, he has the same attention span I had (or lack of one thereof), and now it just dawned on me that he often gets sick in the same way I did by spiking a fever, often with no other symptoms. I have been told I had "fever convulsions" as a child, where my eyes would roll back in my head and out I'd go! Luckily, that hasn't happened with my son.
For the moment he is feeling better. He has moved his drum set into the kitchen and periodically performs something for me. Yayyyy!!!! He is also enjoying time with one of his best buddies...Spongebob.
Mr. Squarepants has been a dear friend of the Tire Swings Family for years now. I can rememeber one day when Ren, who was about 5 at the time, and I came home to find our first Spongebob marathon. We both squealed with delight and the joy was palpable!
It wasn't until a year or two ago I heard someone actually say something negative about Sponge. Frankly, I just don't buy the Spongebob is inappropriate because its humor is vulgar argument out there. Yes, I know he lives in Bikini Bottom and has a friend named Sandy Cheeks, but good grief, people. Don't be such a prude.
Personally, I think the little guy can be a good role model. Just think about it. Don't we all want our children to grow up and be successful in their jobs, have a strong work ethic, dress nice (have you seen how some teens dress?), love family and grandma's cookies, and be a good neighbor and a loyal friend (even when your best friend is rather dumb)? I think so.
Okay, if I'm being perfectly honest, even though I love our porous, yellow friend, Squidward is my favorite.
Squidward: And he replaced his hand with a rusty spatula. And then, he got hit by a bus! And... at his funeral, they fired him! So now, every...what day is this?
Squidward: TUESday night, his ghost returns to the Krusty Krab to wreak his horrible vengeance.
--from "The Graveyard Shift"