I watched Planes: Fire and Rescue around four times a week when my first child was 3 years old.
Please understand that this is a cautious estimate. To make myself feel better, I came up with this estimate. Just a hunch to make you believe I’m not as bad as I really am as a horror-show dad. How many are there? I don’t know what to tell you about it. I’d rather not know.
“Doing the right thing” against “giving yourself a single lonely inch of slack” is only one of the numerous battle lines in the parenting tug-of-war.
Sadly, children have a poor sense of taste in all things. People who have the chance to watch the same item repeatedly until every frame is burned into their brain’s hippocampus are also known as binge-watchers. I’m sure of it. My presence is known. I’ve had to go through a lot of hardships.
I’ve come to free you from this yoke. I’m come to introduce you to Bluey.
There is a children’s television show called Bluey about a family of anthropomorphic dogs who behave and move like people. For the last year, it has been airing on ABC (Australia’s counterpart of the BBC).
I am really enamoured with the children’s television series Bluey.
Bluey, a pre-school cartoon that can be streamed on Disney Plus in the United States, is a favourite of mine and my two young children, ages 6 and 9.
No, I haven’t been binge-watching on my lunch break while the kids are at school.
However, if I found myself binge-watching Bluey while the kids were in class, I’d put it down to the show’s meditative aesthetics. I can tell you about the company’s dedication to excellence in every aspect. “The programme routinely pulls me to tears with its realistic, but courageous insights into family life and its lessons about what it’s like to be a parent, or even just part of an extended family, in the 21st century,” I’d tell you,
It’s impossible to give a whole picture of the show from a superficial perspective. The execution is what matters most in a programme like Bluey, which is about a family going about their daily lives. For some reason, an episode about bouncing on a trampoline with your kids turns into an introspective look at how work often interferes with family fun. As parents watch their children take their first steps, they are forced to confront the dangers of being overly competitive. As a result, Bluey’s lessons never seem rushed and are enhanced with universal comedy that transcends the boundaries of age. No matter your age, you’ll enjoy Bluey because he’s amusing in an approachable, democratic style that appeals to people of all ages.
However, there are a few episodes that deliver on a level you wouldn’t anticipate. One episode, named Camping, focuses on the weird nostalgia of a holiday pal. I was inconsolable at the end of the film. Any episode in which the kids dress up as “grannies” is hilarious, and I defy any mother to watch Sleepytime without bursting into tears.
Bandit, maybe the finest father in television history, serves as a role model for fathers. He’s witty, personable, and has me rethinking what it means to be a good dad in a new light. All of us are following in the wake of Bandit, the north star.
Ultimately, Bluey is one of the rarest shows on television today. it addresses parents directly without alienating minors in the process However, it never patronises or goes over the top. It’s a joy to see again and again. A kid’s programme like Bluey has never existed before, with each episode running at the level of a Pixar short. It’s time to see it right now. For the rest of your life, you won’t be sorry. Your children could begin speaking with Australian accents, but don’t blame me.
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