Posts Tagged ‘octonauts’

My Week(318) in iPhone Photos

Monday, December 12th, 2016

I’m a week late, but in my defense I have four kids. That’s basically the reason for everything these days. Why does your hair look like that? Why is there a hole in your pants? Why are you eating corn chips for breakfast? Why can’t you remember to mail Christmas gifts? How come your Christmas tree looks like it’s losing a fight?

Four. Kids.





I did not do this OR take this picture





Linc is obsessed with Octonauts


He also really likes my nativity



Watching Octonauts


TBH we BOTH fell asleep face down on the couch


Gross weather



Sleep smirking


We brush their hair and it STILL looks like that


Raise your hand if you are 3 months old



Pre-coffee tantrums are intolerable


Linc says these are Peso pajamas


I don’t even love them but this is REALLY good



Skeptical of his hedgehog shirt


Perhaps rightly so


Piano lesson car selfie (why is it SO DARK at 5 pm??)



Horse drawn carriage ride in Mystic


Prettiest advent calendar I’ve ever had


Demanding more Octonauts

It feels like we – especially Linc – watch a lot of TV these days. But that’s because four kids. If there’s a chance Finn will sleep for an hour or two we are definitely staying home and I need them to not act like wild animals. TV is really the only way that happens. 6 months from now we’ll be at the lake every day again and they’ll forget what TV even looks like.

Vote for the Worst Kids Show On Television! Round 2

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

worst kids shows on television

Ok, before we get to round 2 I need to talk to some of you about what “WORST KIDS SHOWS ON TELEVISION” means. Things that are THE WORST are things you hate. Shows full of shouting and whining and terrible songs and characters that drive you crazy. I know some things are subjective but you guys, really, CAILLOU IS WAY WORSE than Daniel Tiger. Daniel Tiger is adorable. Daniel Tiger is an official spin off of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Who hates Mr. Rogers?! What kind of monsters are reading my blog??

Luckily, Caillou still won (lost?) so he’s in this week’s Round 2 match-ups. The closest match-up on my blog from last week was Sid The Science Kid vs Thomas The Tank Engine, with Sid beating Thomas by just ONE VOTE. I’m happy to report that all the least-offensive shows (Mickey Mouse, Sesame Street, Sofia the First) are safe. Although apparently I’m one of the only people who willingly watches Octonauts (Creature Report! Creature Report! CREATURE REPORT!) even if the kids aren’t really paying attention. And I think Amy might be a little upset about Word World making it to this round, since she seems to like that creepy-ass show.

By the way, be sure to go over to Amy’s blog and vote for Wow Wow Wubzy since we all know The Fresh Beat Band is actually awesome. If you hate The Fresh Beat Band, please go do something else on the interwebs. May I suggest laughing until tears stream down your face while you watch this video of animals judging you?


Ding ding! Here we go for Round 2!

Caillou vs The Cat in The Hat

Which is WORSE?

  • Caillou (79%, 58 Votes)
  • The Cat in the Hat (21%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 73

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Sid the Science Kid vs Bob The Builder

Which is WORSE?

  • Bob the Builder (60%, 42 Votes)
  • Sid the Science Kid (40%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

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Barney vs Martha Speaks

Which is WORSE?

  • Barney (91%, 68 Votes)
  • Martha Speaks (9%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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The Wiggles vs Word World

Which is WORSE?

  • The Wiggles (76%, 51 Votes)
  • Word World (24%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 67

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Choo Choo Soul vs Handy Manny

Which is WORSE?

  • Choo Choo Soul (75%, 48 Votes)
  • Handy Manny (25%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 64

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Higglytown Heroes vs Octonauts

Which is WORSE?

  • Higglytown Heroes (86%, 50 Votes)
  • Octonauts (14%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 58

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3rd and Bird vs Small Potatoes

Which is WORSE?

  • 3rd and Bird (61%, 30 Votes)
  • Small Potatoes (39%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

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Immagination Movers vs Sam Sandwich

Which is WORSE?

  • Sam Sandwich (64%, 34 Votes)
  • Imagination Movers (36%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 53

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Now go over to Amy’s and vote on her brackets for Nick Jr and Hub. We’ll have round 3 up later this week!


Vote for the Worst Kids Show On Television! Round 1: Disney Jr

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

worst kids shows on television

It’s March, which means everything is all March Madness ALL THE TIME. Except in my house, because if there’s anything I hate more than basketball it’s teams I’ve never heard of playing basketball. I fully embrace that this might make me un-American, but to try to get myself into the spirit of competition Amy and I have created our own version of March Madness: Which TV show aimed at our preschoolers is the absolute WORST kids show on television? Can anything beat Dora’s screaming? Is Caillou the clear champion? Or can the Wonderpets come from behind to prove once and for all that they are sewious?

The game: we made “divisions” based on four channels (Nick Jr, Disney Jr, Hub and Sprout/PBS) and tried to keep it sort of limited to shows aimed at preschoolers, just to narrow it down.  We will each host two channels and voting will narrow things down to a final four, one from each channel, which will narrow down to an ultimate showdown deciding the worst preschool show on television. The bracket can be viewed here.

I’m hosting Disney Jr & Sprout/PBS and Amy  has Nick Jr & Hub.

Today’s face-offs are for Disney Jr! Let’s go!

choo choo soul vs sofia the first

Which is WORSE?

  • Choo Choo Soul (79%, 72 Votes)
  • Sofia The First (21%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 91

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mickey mouse clubhouse vs handy manny

Which is WORSE?

  • Handy Manny (70%, 63 Votes)
  • Mickey Mouse Club House (30%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 90

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gaspard and lisa vs higglytown heroes

Which is WORSE?

  • Higglytown Heroes (61%, 46 Votes)
  • Gaspard and Lisa (39%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 76

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octonauts vs jake and the neverland pirates

Which is WORSE?

  • Octonauts (67%, 58 Votes)
  • Jake and the Neverland Pirates (33%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 86

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3rd and bird vs special agent oso

Which is WORSE?

  • 3rd and Bird (56%, 43 Votes)
  • Special Agent Oso (44%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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chuggington vs small potatoes

Which is WORSE?

  • Small Potatoes (62%, 52 Votes)
  • Chuggington (38%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 84

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immagination movers vs little einsteins

Which is WORSE?

  • Imagination Movers (72%, 63 Votes)
  • Little Einsteins (28%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

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sam sandwich vs doc mcstuffins

Which is WORSE?

  • Sam Sandwich (93%, 79 Votes)
  • Doc McStuffins (7%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 85

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Now go to Amy’s and vote on Nick Jr shows. And come back tomorrow for the Sprout/PBS showdowns!