Being A Dad

 
 
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Max & Ruby aka Griffin's Current Obsession.  Here's what happened... each night our bedtime routine is more or less the same - the boys head upstairs for a bath, pajamas, a little TV, a book and then bed.  About a month ago, Griffin was locked into the unholy viewing quartet of Dora, Diego, Backyardigans and Wonder Pets.  Fearing for my sanity, I recommended Max & Ruby, which we found On Demand.  Somewhere between then and now, our house has become Max & Ruby central.  I recorded a bunch of episodes, just so Griffin can get his daily dose.  And by daily dose, I mean roughly 8-10 hours of it. Every so often, he might take a break to eat.  Being 2, he doesn't even have to stop watching to go to the bathroom - pretty much how I've been watching March Madness.  

For those of you who are unaware, Max & Ruby chronicles the misadventures of brother (Max) and sister (Ruby) bunnies. Each episode contains three stories, the premise of each is roughly this - Ruby wants to do something, Max wants to do something else.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  It's actually a very charming show and for some reason is quite soothing - I'm betting it has something to do with the retro furnishings, but I could be wrong.  Max & Ruby's parents are nowhere to be found (the author of the books the series is based on says she based Max & Ruby on her own kids and she was more interested in the way children resolve issues without adult interference.  She's either one progressive chick or she just couldn't be bothered to get involved - not sure which) but their grandmother lives right next door.  

To sum up, Max & Ruby gets this Dad's seal of approval - but, as always, everything in moderation.