We've been looking forward to watching Sid the Science Kid ever since we first heard about the show this summer. The boys first watched it one day last week while I was working -- I was impressed. Griffin immediately pulled out a piece of paper to make himself a chart of how often he wants to go to Target and look at Legos.
Yeah. That would be every day.
So I was all ooooohhhhh, awesome, charts! and decided that we needed to save that episode and watch it as a family this weekend.
Oh my hell.
Now, I will say they have ROCKIN' hair. But oh my hell, they are obnoxious.
Not to say science needs to be serious at all times, but the mom and the teacher movin' their groove thing? Talk about ruining a child's expectations of how a parents should dance. And he carries around a microphone that he can make give him applause? Hell no, we're not getting one of those -- my kids have inflated egos enough, thank you very much.
Luckily, Sid pulls his shit together and gets Scientific on our asses.
More shows need to get Scientific on our asses. And I'm not talking Eureka scientific, which forces us to explain to Griffin that it's not really science, a lot of what they do isn't possible. Yes, yes, maybe someday someone can bend the time-space continuum but not now, honey. No, no not for your first science fair. Maybe something with dissolving aspirin in hot and cold water instead, mkay?
But, the boys love this show. They enjoy watching the episode. And we've decided to suspend allowance for a short time to work on a chart instead (it was Griffin's idea).
He picked out a Lego he wanted, Aaron and I decided on an appropriate amount of squares (and what those squares equated to) and Griffin's excited.
And I'm really hoping this ends the Let's go to Target and look at Legos! mantra.