Monday, November 9, 2009

Speaking of Birthdays

Liam was not the only one to have a birthday this week. I'm sure you've already heard, but Big Bird and his pals on Sesame Street are celebrating their birthdays today. This fabulous children's program has been on PBS for forty years now and I am so thrilled that my kids love it as much as I did as a kid. Of course, it has changed since I watched it (Elmo, the current star of the show, didn't exist when I watched it as a child), but it still encourages learning through singing and playing. I don't know how many times I've heard Liam singing along to one of the songs or Evan attempting to imitate what the characters are saying.

I love how it spoofs real life people and television shows. It's like a cleaner version of Saturday Night Live for a pre-school audience, but it is still funny enough to hold the attention of those pre-schoolers' parents, which is more than I can say for most of the other shows geared toward kids. I love how current musicians, actors and politicians appear on the show to either parody themselves or pass along inspirational messages: "Sharing is fun!", "Everyone is worthy of respect!", "It's OK to ask for help!" and "Learning is cool!" I love that it makes my kids laugh for almost a full hour without the aid of fart jokes or put-downs. It is just an all-around great show.

In honor of this great show, I thought I'd find out my Sesame Street personality:

You Are Bert

Extremely serious and a little eccentric, people find you lovable - even if you don't love them!

You are usually feeling: Logical - you rarely let your emotions rule you

You are famous for: Being smart, a total neat freak, and maybe just a little evil

How you life your life: With passion, even if your odd passions (like bottle caps and pigeons) are baffling to others

I'm not so sure it fits me (my emotions pretty much rule my household life), but at least it didn't say I was Oscar the Grouch!

So, what's your Sesame Street personality?

1 comment:

  1. Here's my result:
    You Are Cookie Monster
    Misunderstood as a primal monster, you're a true hedonist with a huge sweet tooth.

    You are usually feeling: Hungry. Cookies are preferred, but you'll eat anything if cookies aren't around.

    You are famous for: Your slightly crazy eyes and usual way of speaking

    How you life your life: In the moment. "Me want COOKIE!"
    I love yours!! I was laughing when I read a few of them.