there were some very exciting new foodstuffs delivered to downtown wine and gourmet today…
including the realization of a special request from a very pregnant woman desperate for a grown-up alternative to cranberry gingerale:
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i made my regular visit to kroger, mainly to get a new round of homestead milk (i miss the eggnog!), and of course the impending-doom-panic of a snow-inspired grocery run.
the $2.00 bottle deposit may be offputting to some, but not only do i believe it to be worth it, but the bottle return cash i get at the front desk leads me & my 3-year-old across the parking lot to goodwill. with a few milk bucks in my pocket, we’re set to score some toys & books. today’s crop included:
two mini coopers, one eric carle book about cats,
a recycled frisbee,
and some amazing books.
(today, i believe the Lord would gather his flock around the water cooler.)
but we’ll see if i can bear to part with them…
i’ve written & ranted before about kids’ programming in the past, mostly about grumpy old takes on the new (vapid, pandering brain-killers) vs the classic (hilarious, fantastic, subversive gems) in kids’ shows.
i can’t decide if this proves or disproves my theories (that the specialization, in terms of developmental-appropriateness, etc., along with the evolving purposes of kids’ tv time, have led to a present-day situation where most grown-ups wouldn’t want to bother actually spending time with their kids enjoying a program; not to mention the escapist hell of vanilla, straight-edge, politically-correct subject content), but it’s my 3 year-old’s new favorite:
and, there’s pingu: