We do not have cable TV, but we do let her watch selected shows or movies via DVD or download (have I mentioned my Kipper attraction?).
Supergirl has friends that are allowed to watch that 'Hannah....ummm....Indiana' thing and then some, and that is fine. For their kids. For ours?
Supergirl is six. She goes to a school that does not tolerate bullying in any way. That show? Introduces bullying and nastiness created by preteens; the sort that I would say HELL NOWAY to my kiddo watching.
She does go to a public school. This public school is well loved by many families, ours included. This school shines above many other neighboring schools in our county. However, our public school is no different from any other in its promotion of: The Skoolastic Book Un-Fair.
You know of what I speak?
This morning at school, my daughter was greeted by a
This afternoon, she came home with her 'wish list'.
What, you ask, is a 'wish list'?
Well, it is basically a shameless slip of marketing paper, direct from Skoolastic; handed to your child as they walk in to their gymnasium (which has been transformed into a glossy, poster, character, toy, and yes book - filled room); and the little ones are accompanied by an aide, who can help them write down their 'favorite' books.
What is on my daughter's wish list?
- Littlest pet shoppy thingie BOOK!
- Hannah-freaking-Indiana BOOK! (b/c if mama won't allow the video, reading it must be OK, right???)
- High Skool Moosical?????? BOOK! (really? something she never ever heard of before? now that is some successful marketing!)
- Another Little pet bobble head thingie BOOK.
- Proper Puppy Care (the first and only non-commercial book listed)
So, when they asked me to work at the 'Faire', I had to say
are you fucking kidding me? that I was very busy with work this week. Which, thank goodness, I am!