Emma Jo and I find a lot of fun, and sometimes silly, things to do.
she turned nine just yesterday, and is becoming a very interesting little person.
one of our favorites is planning trips to New York City. I’m also coaching her in soccer again. she is part of Shockers Nation now, just like “sissy” (yesterday, their two teams combined for a massive scoring effort of fourteen goals with none against us). reading Harry Potter has gotten interesting, as well.
but, more often than not, after a hard days work and after school, we like to snuggle on the big sofa and watch Disney’s, Phineas and Ferb. it’s brilliant.
here’s the theme song, just for you.
aspects of the show’s humor are aimed at adults, including its frequent pop-cultural references. co-creator Dan Povenmire, having previously written for Family Guy (which I don’t particularly care about), sought to create a show less raunchy, but with the same use of comic timing, employing humorous blank stares, expressionless faces and clever wording. Povenmire describes the show as a combination of Family Guy and SpongeBob SquarePants. Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, the other co-creator, said the show was not created just for kids, but simply did not exclude them as an audience. Marsh calls the characters “cool, edgy and clever without […] being mean-spirited.” according to Povenmire, their animation director, Rob Hughes, agreed:
“in all the other shows every character is either stupid or a jerk, but there are no stupid characters or jerks in this one.”
I like that sort of messaging for my own family.
with your day good or bad, dance away with a wild jig. do it! Emma Jo and I certainly will.
“Hey Ferb, I know what we’re gonna do today.”
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork