Monday, October 03, 2005

Booh Bah

by Marjorie
Terrifies my 5 year-old. I find it very bizarre, I can understand not liking it, but to run screaming from the room for fear that you will see non-verbal, pear-shaped, pastel-colored, "things" strikes me as bizarre. More so when you consider that she loves the Teletubbies.

My 3 year-old sometimes says she doesn't like Booh Bah and sometimes says she does. She has no problem watching it though.

The problem is that I tape Mr. Rogers on PBS and Booh Bah is the show that follows it. I used to set the VCR to tape a few minutes before and after Mr. Rogers just to make sure we got the entire episode and to account for the VCR clock being off a minute or two either way. Thus, we often ended up taping the opening scenes of Booh Bah, which precipitated the aforementioned behavior. Okay, so I finally got it and decided to set the VCR clock accurately and tape only Mr. Rogers, stopping during the commericials between the shows. But she still is terrified when Mr. Rogers ends, no matter how many times I have explained that I have solved the problem. Sigh.

I was thinking I should dress the 3 year-old up as a Booh Bah for Halloween. I know of at least one child who would be scared by the costume.