Life in the Slow Lane

August 31, 2009

‘Backyardigans’ offer exciting (and scary) element to morning

Filed under: Entertainment,Parenting,Television — pauljlane @ 11:54 am

Part of Penny’s standard morning ritual is to ask for “The Backyardigans” to be put on the television and to sit in my lap while I feed Rigby. She always asks for “new one,” but we have to reply that there aren’t any, since she’s seen all her DVDs a bazillion times and the On Demand offerings are also repeats.

Well, the On Demand added a new episode this morning.

And it was one we hadn’t seen!!

“Really?!” my wife said, sitting up from the couch in mild excitement.

“Yep,” I replied as I turned up the volume, with Penny doing a happy dance next to me at the thought of her request actually being granted.

A minute later is when we realized how we’d reacted. Not to knock “The Backyardigans,” but since I see (and remember) them more than Penny – who likes the show as background noise when she plays – I’ve had my fill. So to have an episode I haven’t seen is, well, not exactly a treat, but it’s far less painful to watch.

Just to have one where I didn’t know the dialogue and couldn’t sing along, to not know the ending, was an unexpected surprise.

Yep. This is my life.



  1. this story made my day 🙂

    Comment by Claudia — August 31, 2009 @ 12:52 pm | Reply

  2. Well, it was exciting! Sad that we were both enthused by it, but exciting nonetheless.

    Comment by Nicole — September 1, 2009 @ 9:57 pm | Reply

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