There’s a terrible movement afoot. A movement that warrants a revolution. A movement that will have us all wearing cranky pants and scowling.
Sesame Street just released some early episodes on DVD and they come with a warning – “These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child.” !!!! I raised my 3 very fine children on Sesame Street only to learn it was loaded with adult only content? How can that be?
It turns out that having a monster who loves cookies is simply not acceptable in today’s world. Apparently cookie love = terrible corruption. Who would have guessed? Let the Cookie monster parody a PBS host and be shown smoking a pipe and then eating it and uh oh…. that is WAY too adult. Oh the corruption!
In that same vein, I guess I should have been able to predict the well intentioned parent who decided that providing treats of cookies and candy to the high school kids during finals week was evil and unacceptable. She decided that what they really need is brain food – carrots and string cheese. Oh yeah – that’s what hard working students who have stayed up all night cramming for fnials need – carrots. The students, oddly enough are not appreciative of this change in between exam culinary faire. In fact, they are totally pissed off about it.
It’s time to fight back, people. It’s time to TAKE BACK THE COOKIE! Reclaim your right and the right of your children to indulge in a hot, gooey chocolate chip wonder from time to time. Do not let “them” take this away from you. Today your cookie, tomorrow…..who know? You might go to buy cereal and find nothing on the shelf but Musli.
Farewell Trix – we knew you well…. We knew you when you were for kids.