Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Meet the Backyardigans, Friends: Austin, Pablo, Tyrone, Uniqua, Tasha

Austin is a purple Kangaroo, Pablo a kinda navy-blue natty Penguin, Tyrone an orange Moose in a blue and red shirt, Uniqua a pink One-of-a-Kind, and Tasha, a yellow Hippo with a penchant for shoes.

They’re all appealing little fellows, with bright, cheery colors and a good word for all, and they have a wide audience amongst the Pre-K set and their parents.

Except. On the one DVD we have, Tasha sings a song which outlasts American Pie. I swear, it’s
longer than a Twelfth-Century ballad, and not nearly as entertaining. It goes on For. Ev. Er, and forget the Princess frenzy which inhabits the hearts of lotsa little girls and their Mothers---we’re aiming for the sky here. It starts with "I'm Queen Tasha, and I rule the whole back yard," and every other line of the interminable ditty ends in “And Queens are Nev-Ver Wrong.”

It had gone on for quite some time this morning, and suddenly Sweetpea reached down another
DVD. She said, “Here. Let’s watch Sid, the Science Guy---I neeeeed some Science.”

And I replied, “Oh, thank Goodness! That song makes me cringe.”

“What’s crinch?”

“That’s when you just don’t like something and it makes you go kinda-----“ (shoulder hunching and grimace).

Tee-nineciest voice in the history of the world: “OH. We don’t have Crinch at home. We got the Grinch, and he’s TERRIBLE. And then he gets better.”

Let’s hear it for gettin’ BETTER, folks! Every little bit helps.


Tonja said...

So cute! I can just imagine her saying a teeny, tiny voice!

mustard seeds said...

Jackson just wants to watch Toy Story 3 and The Grinch over and over again. We keep telling him it's not Christmas anymore, but he still likes that Grinch. Funny what we do for thos little ones, isn't it.

Kat said...

Oh, the things they say! I miss having my little ones around. Enjoy.every.second.


Southern Lady said...

Oh, how precious, Rachel. I know that made it worth spending the morning with Tasha and friends.

By the way, I enjoyed your movie "reviews." I'm going to try to find "The Road to Galveston." I checked Netflix, but they don't have it.

I'm looking forward to more of your reviews.

Kim Shook said...

I'd like to see a Rachel/SweetPea tag team movie review!