Current mood: Paw Patrol overload. This show has only been a thing in our house for maybe a month or so, but it feels like fur-ever. See, I’ve lost my mind. And I’ve got a lot of questions and concerns about Adventure Bay:
- Why is there only one girl pup?
- Thanks for making the mayor a female, but why is she such a ditz?
- Speaking of the mayor, she has to be violating a code of ethics or abusing her power by constantly calling the Paw Patrol to help save her pet chicken, right?
- What kind of place can be so incompetently run that they rely on a 10-year-old boy and a bunch of puppies to resolve all their problems, yet have enough money to fund what appears to be a very elaborate and tech-forward building and various heavily-equipped vehicles?
- Any suggestions on getting the theme song UNSTUCK from my head would be greatly appreciated.
Clearly, we let our – gasp – two-year-old watch TV, despite some lingering consternation that children’s programming is pumping some form of habit-inducing crack through the television’s gamma rays. Seriously, though, what is it with kids and their obsession with one show? For my toddler, the progression was “George Monkey” (a.k.a. Curious George), then Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and now Paw Patrol. Each show slightly more ridiculous and hard to watch than the last – and each acting like a gateway drug to the next. Thank Jesus he didn’t get into Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. With all due respect to Mr. Rogers, that show is simply unwatchable.
Anyways, if you’re having mixed emotions about letting your little ones watch TV, read this smart take via scarymommy. There are so many things to feel guilty about as we raise our kids, putting on a stupid show so you can wash the dishes in silence is not one of them. Even if it’s Caillou.