So…I have come to realize that there is a channel for little kids besides Treehouse that has all my favourite kids shows on it at the times when I want to watch them.
The Backyardigans, Dora the Explorer and most importantly, Blue’s Clues.
It was the episode when Joe and Blue decide to make up a “Big Book About Us” with personalized pages from each character in the show. You could draw something that inspired you, something you liked or something that reflected you as a person. Maybe your favourite colour or animal. Mostly it was just Joe drawing squiggly lines and calling himself a “wiggle master”.
Now I know why I am, the way I am.
Anyways, as I was watching the episode I realized that there were several songs that I remembered after 10+ years. I started to literally sing and dance as the construction guys on my street watched through the window, probably whispering to avoid my house.
Then it happened, the song that I knew better than any of the other ones. Mostly because my dad used to sing it with me all the time. Mail time. The mailbox comes in through the window and gives Blue and Joe the mail from the day. It’s usually a video of little kids playing on the park and having fun. Just a bit of relief from the intense break of solving Blue’s Clues 😉
At the end of the day, this makes me happy.
But of course watching kids cartoons has it’s repercussions. Firstly there is the scolding look from my parents who can only wonder how I ended up this way. Then there is the need to sing the songs on any occasion necessary. And yes it is always necessary.
Just today, I was opening the computer to write this blog post and I saw a notification that I had an email. In case you were wondering, yes, I did sing Mail Time.
And no, I don’t regret it for a moment.