Monday, December 12, 2005

Violence on Television

Em has recently given up watching the sweet shows of the very young--instead, she's become interested in slightly older kids shows, the ones with inherent violence. Cartoons with kids calling each other "stupid" or "dumb" or other mean names. The kind where things blow up and cause unreasonable havoc.

I am forced to admit, however, after hearing Emily this morning, that there is a teeeensy upside to this. The resulting conversations Emily has with her toys are much more creative. This morning in the bathtub she asked her duckie if he wanted "a knuckle hamburger".


I didn't have the heart to correct her.