My children don't watch a lot of television. Especially Dimitry - he just does not sit still long enough! He is too busy running around causing mass chaos wherever he goes. It's really cute, actually. But I also wouldn't mind if he sat through one 20 minutes show so I can get some work done around the house, you know?
Christos does have a few shows that I would say are his favourites, or have been at some point.
He went through a Bob the Builder phase a couple years ago. He likes Toopy and Binoo. He loves Mighty Machines and How It's Made on Discovery, and classic Bugs Bunny. He used to watch Hi-5, which I also totally loved, because everyone was so cute on that show. And the songs are totally fun to sing along to. Christos also really enjoys Max and Ruby.
I'm glad that none of these shows bother me too much. I'm thankful he doesn't like Dora, because her voice alone is enough to drive me insane. Like, seriously. Thank God I have boys.
Now, let's talk about Max and Ruby.
A harmless little show about two little bunnies. But... my gosh, Ruby is the most annoying older sister ever! Poor Max!
Also? Where are their parents? This totally bugs me. Ruby is only (I think) 7 years old, and she's totally responsible for Max. All the time. She even takes him shopping to the mall alone, with no adult supervision. And she takes him on a city bus to go visit her friend. She is only 7! And Max is only 3! (I think. Although he hardly speaks, so maybe he's closer to 2?) She feeds him, plays with him, bathes him, and helps put him to sleep. I'm all for older sister/older brother helping out and playing with their younger siblings, but come on! What are their parents doing? Who cooks their dinner? I have seen their grandmother on occasion, but still... talk about lazy parents!
Does this not drive you insane, too? Or is it just me, reading way too much into a harmless children's show?
And let's get back to poor Max. His sister is so mean to him sometimes!
And the theme song?
Max and Ruby... Ruby and Max... Max and Ruby... Ruby and Max... Max and Ruby... Ruby and her little brother Max.
But still, cute show. I don't hate it. It's just... well, annoying, don't you think?
This post was inspired by McMommy's recent post on annoying TV characters! Thanks, McMommy!