I can't sleep. I feel like MAJOR crap. Anthony came to my bed, so I rolled out with my new toy (I love my netbook, in case you missed it), drank some more NyQuil, and here I lay (or is it lie) surfing the webz peacefully and I come across this.
So little Dora, it girl of the pre-school / toddler set, is all grown up? Seriously?!?! Madison has just started LOVING Dora. She's spunky, adventurous, kind, all around positive role model, and did I say spunky? Now she's gonna transform into another tweeny bopper? Don't our girls have enough Hannah Montana, Bratz, and whatever else tween marketing crap is out there? Really, my two year old (whom this show was initially geared towards) does NOT need to be introduced to shopping, fashion, and the art of accessorizing so soon. Really, we will get to that soon enough! Why can we not just let them be little? And we wonder why our kids "think" they are so much older than which they really are... We are forcing them to grow up! First its 2-4 year olds watching tween Dora, then its 5-9 year olds obsessing over Gossip Girl (love the show, but not appropriatefor young girls and just an example), what's next? Let's let our kids be little! They will grow up fast enough as it is.... Okay, rant OVER!
*Disclaimer: I have ingested large quantities of cold medication. It is 3:45 in the morning. I cannot be held responsible for the coherency (is that a word) of this post.... However, I am sure you can get the gist!