I just did something I hope I don’t regret in the morning (or later this afternoon.)
I deleted all the Dora the Explorer from the DVR and canceled the season recording.
Yup, Dora’s gone…for good.
Cate had just recently discovered Dora. It’s not something she watched until perhaps a month ago. Well, she was watching an episode a few minutes ago while I was folding laundry. They were referring to a “bugga bugga” (read: bug) who was bringing a cookie to her babies (how about an apple?) Once they ate the cookie, one of the baby “bugga buggas” burped, and instead of excusing themselves, everyone laughed – not what I want my daughters to be doing!
Aside from this episode, Dora is an overweight girl who wanders around all day without parental supervision. Seriously, what kind of parents let their child wander through the “gooey geyser” or over the “muddy mountain” without them?
At any rate, it was the display of poor manners and grammar that ended our brief affair with Dora.
If I’m going to let them watch TV, I at least want it to be something I approve of 100%.