Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A poll. Sorta.

What kid's show do you hate the most, and why?

I cannot stand Spongebob. My kids have never been allowed to watch it, and never will be. I am not amused with burping and farting, and I am not into a show that has it's residents live in Bikini bottoms. There's actually very little tv that I allow. Something has to filter what gets into my house, so it might as well be me. Even when they were small I didn't let them watch Caillou because he had temper tantrums all the time.... I know, I am picky. But they didn't need anyone to teach them to have meltdowns!!


Debbi December 9, 2008 at 5:49:00 PM CST  

Don't like spongebob either or caillou, he is the whinest little kid in the world to me.

jaime pott December 9, 2008 at 7:09:00 PM CST  

I do not let Etahn watch that either. He only watches a few shows on the disney channel. Mickey, Little Einsteins, and such...
I know he is a bit younger...but still.

Why do we need shows like that....they are not teaching anything positive.

dean December 9, 2008 at 7:28:00 PM CST  

raven (thankfully no longer airing), and as the bell rings.

why didn't you ask about my favorite, phineas and ferb????

Jenn December 9, 2008 at 9:30:00 PM CST  

we don't have cable...but i'm totally with you on the spongebob...gah, so many things I don't like about that one!

deepfriedpicklesandicecream.wordpress.com December 9, 2008 at 10:21:00 PM CST  

Ed Edd and Eddy and I dont really like Fairly Odd Parents either,Spongebob gets on my nerves.Bunches.I wonder what happened to wholesome cartoons like the Smurfs.

Jennifer December 9, 2008 at 10:37:00 PM CST  

I can't stand The Wiggles or Teletubbies!!! YUCKO!! But I have to disagree with everyone else on the Spongebob issue! I don't like it for my smaller kids, but I do let the older ones watch it and I kinda like it myself too! Sorry, but to each their own I guess.

RADstitches December 9, 2008 at 11:22:00 PM CST  

My kids watch SpongeBob. I don't have a problem with it. Gary is my personal fav. My kids KNOW what they better not say.. even if they do happen to hear something on there! Like the word STUPID is a no-no in our house. There are things A LOT worse, and people too for that matter!

RADstitches December 9, 2008 at 11:24:00 PM CST  

Oh, and another thing.. my kids would rather be outsdie playing anyway so it is no biggie here at this house with cartoons. But, one thing Avery is not allowed to watch is that show with Britney Spears little sister that got knocked up... can't think of the name of that. I don't want her thinking it is cool to be that age and be preg!

Brooke December 10, 2008 at 6:35:00 AM CST  

you cant really pick and choose what they absorb. if you let them watch shows with nasty body functions and ugly name calling, they will learn that stuff, whether you say not to say it or not a child thinks that things Mom allows is ok. Just like in the Jamie Lynn Spears show, you don't want her to think you condone that, so you don't let her see it. Same principal, different show.

sam December 10, 2008 at 9:33:00 AM CST  

You know what I don't like about blog polls - people sometimes take them way too seriously and get a bit judgemental. Kudos to you for filtering TV shows for your children. Shame on you for judging what others let their children watch. Answer the question but leave someone else's answer alone.(These comments are for whomever the shoe fits - not one person in particular.)

deepfriedpicklesandicecream.wordpress.com December 10, 2008 at 9:42:00 AM CST  

My kids still watch the shows though,they get on my nerves but I am not a cartoon type gal and if I didnt let them watch cartoons that I didnt like,they would never watch any...LOL

The Perry Family December 10, 2008 at 10:35:00 AM CST  

yo gabba gabba...that is the weirdest crap ever...well since bubahs! that was weird too!

got to say i love me some icarly and wizards of waverly place! :)

RADstitches December 10, 2008 at 11:00:00 AM CST  

I did not realize that I would be bashed over "MY" answer on a POLL! That is why I do not comment alot. That is childish to me.

FYI: Spongebob is a CARTOON.
Jamie Lynn is a young teenager having obviously unprotected SEX, and getting knocked up. I think my child is more likely to look up to Jamie Lynn than Spongebob so that is why she can't watch it. Or at least my oldest one anyway!

So, there IS a difference there.

dean December 10, 2008 at 11:38:00 AM CST  

my thought, without coming across as bashing anyone here (hopefully) is this: would you let your kids watch the remakes of "Freaky Friday" "The Parent Trap" or "The Love Bug"? what about the movie "The Nativity Story"?

i ask these questions because as far as i can determine (and i never watched zoey 101 so i don't know other than reading plot synopses) the zoey character was not portrayed as being pregnant on the show. i submit that, at least by the world's standards, the case can be made that lindsay lohan leads a far more reprehensible lifestyle than jamie lynn spears. and keisha castle-hughes, the young lady who potrayed mary the mother of Jesus in "The Nativity Story" got pregnant by her boyfriend at age 16. like i said though, by the world's standards, because i believe God is equally grieved by any of the sins that any of us commit.

it is each parent's choice and responsibility about how they are going to filter the programming they allow their children to be exposed to. if we choose to filter based on the off screen lives the actors and actresses lead (and that's an individual choice each can make, and those choices certainly are right for each individual household), we're going to have to be very diligent, and very consistent.

i also wonder, how many of us actually take the time to pray for jamie lynn, or lindsay, or britney or howard stern, etc. it's a goal of mine, but one i fail at too often.

Shelley @ SIMPLE Reviews December 10, 2008 at 12:13:00 PM CST  

I have not allowed Spongebob ever. This began because I saw wrapping paper at Walmart with Spongebob that said "it's good to be evil" before Jordan was even a year old. I think that's horrible. I also never let them see stuff like Catdog. But, to each their own, of course. My kids took things too literally, and would've learned a lot of things I didn't want them doing when they were little, and it just wasn't ok with me. I don't really think that any of the comments were meant to be bashing, but that's also just my opinion on it. I run a pretty tight ship around here, and my choices may be too harsh, I don't know, but all I can do is the best I can :) I am glad my kids think the "f word" is fart, and that they have never (in front of me anyway) uttered a curse word. The worst they say is stuff like "she is getting on my nerves" and not that I like that, but I know it could be a lot worse. My kids pick up on EVERYTHING so I just cannot let trash into my house via the tv!

Amanda and Justin Dreyer December 10, 2008 at 12:33:00 PM CST  

Hate it! Kids backtalk and use not very nice language enough already- they don't need any more bad influences.

Mandy December 10, 2008 at 1:50:00 PM CST  

Though our kids watch very little TV, we typically don't mind Spongebob. I have changed the channel on a few episodes.. but in general I've not had many problems with it.

Yo Gabba GAbba.. whoever said that, I AGREE! lol.. that show is simply the most annoying thing EVAH!

Cartoon Network is pretty much banned in my house. I almost never see anything even close to tasteful on it.

For the record, we have the Boomerang Channel and it shows a lot of old cartoons like Smurfs, The Flinstones, The Jetsons, etc, and I've been shocked at some of the sexual undertones and rude comments in them. I watched them all of the time when I was young but don't remember any of it.

In all honesty, I think my kids could pretty much watch anything because their internal sensors are geared correctly. If they hear someone say "stupid" or "shut-up" on tv, they are quick to say that's not nice. In school I'm sure they hear MUCH worse than anything Spongebob is gonna say... you really just have to teach them the right things, sensor what you can, and pray that God gives them strong personal convictions in the future. If they hear something on TV that I was not expecting, I use it as a moral teaching tool.

Maury December 10, 2008 at 9:54:00 PM CST  

Ditto to all of what Mandy said.

My kids watch Sponge Bob...it personally gets on my nerves, but their daddy said to let them watch, so I don't object. I normally leave the room though b/c it gets on my nerves. I mean, there is worse stuff in my opinion in the dern commercials these days!

And Yo Gabba Gabba...omg...who comes up with that stupidity! I have yet to watch an entire episode of it...same for Boobah. Drives me crazy!

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