The Unresolved Sexual Tension of Children’s Television

Romantic tension is an integral part of many great television shows.  Watching characters that are clearly perfect for each other slowly dance their way into each other’s arms over several seasons can be a real joy, or a terrible frustration.  But there is no denying that it is compelling.  Jim and Pam.  Lois and Clark.  […]

Stuck on Repeat

Here is common problem around our house that you may experience yourself.  We are getting ready to start family movie night, and my wife and I try to suggest some exciting new movie that kids have never seen but that we think they will love.  But do the kids appreciate our brilliant recommendations?  No!  Our […]

Cake Decorating

My mother always made us awesome birthday cakes.  We would tell her every year what we wanted to have on our cakes, and she would somehow manage to draw it.  One year I asked for Jokey Smurf, holding an exploding package, mid-explosion.  And she did it.  I don’t know how, and I don’t think she […]

Halloween Prep

Ruby is going to be Mickey Mouse this year for Halloween. Not Minnie Mouse obviously. Her favorite show is called MICKEY Mouse Clubhouse. Mickey is the star of the show, so why would she want to dress up as his little girlfriend? I see her point, and at her age she doesn’t see anything odd […]