You know how I’m always telling you guys that if my friends all jumped off a bridge I would too?
Do you need more proof?
Yesterday, The Lovely Mrs. Davis (who likes to tell people what to think) wrote about how it was “Sesame Street’s” 37th anniversary yesterday and wanted all of us to write about what it was from our own childhood that we were exited to share with our children.
For me it was Schoolhouse Rock.
I actually bought four of these on VHS way before I had kids. I own “Grammar Rock”, “Multiplication Rock”, “America Rock” and “History Rock”. I know you guys remember these from Saturday morning cartoons if you are my age. i loved “Interplanet Janet” and “Conjunction Junction” and “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here” (I tried really hard to get that as my ringtone once, but it didn’t work out. it just got stuck in my head for a month). I always looked forward to seeing these between cartoons.
I don’t mean to take anything away from “Sesame Street” itself. The Goon Squad and I are actually watching “Sesame Street” as I type this thanks to TiVo. I love this show. I am completely convinced it is why my kids know the letter “Y” (and they know “W” from “The Backyardigans”). Elmo obsessions aside, I think “The Street” is great for the kids. I know some people don’t like kids watching tv, but “Sesame Street” teaches them tolerance, letters, acceptance AND Spanish. How can you go wrong?