Monday, May 30, 2011

The New Toodles

I mentioned this disturbing issue in a previous post, but wanted to delve into it a little deeper now. I was watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with my boys this morning, like every typical morning and it was a new episode. A new episode featuring the new Toodles.

I'm mature enough to admit that I'm a typical human, who doesn't like change, but this new Toodles is extremely creepy. Not only does he have a face and talk, he has emotions and jealousy issues. I think the scary factor is the fact that Toodles was more of a machine/tool before with a certain function for Mickey and the Clubhouse and now he has emotions/demands. Kind of like the movie Maximum Overdrive or Terminator or 2001:A Space Oddyssey, where machines/tools get a mind of their own and eventually take over the world or destroy any living being in their path. They essentially "overthrow" their makers.

Specifically for Toodles, this episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse featured him feeling sad when they didn't have use for him and upset when he did not get recognized for his help and finally jealous when there was no celebration balloon featuring his likeness. This is where it starts and it can't possibly lead to any good outcome. He is going to feel more and more "used" and "under appreciated" and eventually take over the clubhouse for himself. He may put Mickey and his friends to work for him or he may just get rid of them all together so he doesn't have to feed them. Who knows for sure, but I will keep an eye on this situation as it unfolds or until my kids stop watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

More Dancing

Krista is now done with dance for the year, but we found out the other day that dance is not out of our home for the summer... we have another, quite talented, dancer. His dancing may be more appropriate in "da clubs," nonetheless, we are exceptionally proud of his talent in the area.

Prepare to be amazed and see the video performance here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Honey Bun

My doll is as dainty as a sparrow, her figure is something to applaud. Where she's narrow, she's as narrow as an arrow....

Krista did awesome at her recital last Saturday. We were all so proud of her. She learned all her steps and she learned the music so well she could sing it.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Krista's Kindergarten Checkup

Krista had her Kindergarten Doctor's Visit. She got her regular inspection and then got to head to the party room, where she could get a book, a tattoo, make a fruit loop necklace, make a picture frame, choose a toy and color. She got to spend time doing what she wanted to do, since I had help with the boys for the morning!

She also got a t-shirt that said she will be in the class of 2024, whoa!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Special Gift

Last week, Josh went to pick up Krista from school. He calls me 15 minutes later, "Uh.. I have something to tell you. Don't worry, it's not bad." I had no idea, maybe Krista did something surprisingly nice or maybe said something funny, "What?"

He tells me that Krista's friend, Trevor, brought her a special gift to class. He presented her with a potted Gerbera Daisy flower (in a pink/purple/flowery pot). Trevor's mother told us that he gets an allowance every week and that he told her that he wanted to buy something special for his friend Krista at school. They went to the store together and on this flower he spent his money.

So my little girl comes running home with a potted flower bigger than her head. I love the unaffected manner kids have when they give and receive. So we scheduled a play date for the following day at the park between our houses.

In an unrelated note, has anyone seen the new episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse? They gave Toodles a face and it kind of creeps me out, but Gabriel seems to like it even better...