Dude Write members who are parents will appreciate this post...
I love websites like First World Problems and Rich People Problems that tackle issues like:
"Playing Angry Birds and I fling the bird in the wrong direction."
"I put a band-aid on my thumb and now I can only text with one hand..."
They make me laugh and realize I have things fairly well. I don't complain often because I still have it better than most.
But, thanks to my four-year-old nephew and TV-time with him, I realize it could be worse. Much worse.
I present to you, a list of "Nick Jr. Problems." Problems that toddlers and young children have to face, when they go on adventures with Dora or Wubbzy.
"Our carnival is missing music and goodies! Only the llama can help us now..."
"We need to search Hawaii beaches in order to surf the perfect wave."
"Our Marching Band can't march because there is a duck in the way!"
"We need to save a baby cow stuck in a tree, but a twister is coming!"
"My map won't come out of my backpack unless everyone shouts 'MAP' really loud!"
"An adventure isn't truly over unless we have sang at least two songs."
"I like Christmas, but what about the squirrels? Do they like Christmas? Let's get the squirrels presents!"
"A mouse is trapped in a saxophone, and we need to use teamwork to blow him out."
"An angry boar took our ball! What will we play with now? I know! Let's see if he wants to share!"
"Sea animals are stuck in a coral cage in the bottom of the ocean. We need to find a giant octopus to help us free the animals!"
"A chicken is asking for spring flowers. Let's go pick some!"
"We were floating down the river to go play at a polka party, but our instruments fell in the water."
And many, many, MANY more.
(and I'm sure a handful of parents of 3-7 year-olds can probably match at least half of these 'problems' to the shows they came from...)
What do you think? Should there be a "TV Toddler Problems" website listing these? Should we do Disney as well? (Hot dog, hot diggity dog!!)
Should we start a fun #NickJrProblems hashtag and see if we can't get it to trend on twitter?
If you are a parent and want to add to this list, please share your 'problems' below with a comment.
Now, if you'll excuse me, my jaguar sidekick and I are going to teach an emperor penguin how to play a harmonica, so he can perform for his sister's birthday party.