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Mar 10, 2021, 06:55 PM
 
I also have enjoyed that, I was dubious at first, but the humor is clever and the characters are fun. I especially like the background scenes of customers doing weird things, and the running gag of what's under the shelves.

Is Pennyworth worth getting invested in? I see it only has 2 seasons and might not make more... I liked Gotham in the beginning.
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Mar 11, 2021, 11:50 AM
 
Same on Superstore. It felt a little directionless when they were on the whole unionizing tangent but Covid and BLM protests have kind of given them a target again. I was surprised Amy left but it hasn't suffered from her departure.
     
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Mar 13, 2021, 08:53 PM
 
I've been watching Raising Hope on Disney+. I started watching it when it came out but someone drifted away. Its good fun.
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Mar 17, 2021, 04:11 PM
 
Our three-year-old granddaughter has become a huge fan of an animated show called Bubble Guppies. It's surprisingly not bad. There are occasional episodes where the writers have written-in (clean) gags that are quite obviously there for the adults' sake. It's definitely a big step up from her previous fave show, Cocomelon, which she seems to have now abandoned. I'll miss Miss Appleberry, though.
     
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Mar 17, 2021, 04:45 PM
 
Oh man, I never thought I'd be a screen time parent, but quarantine pretty much threw that out of the window. I don't think my son even had a favorite show at 3, my daughter turned 3 in January and is very well versed in her many favorite shows. She's also way sneakier and way less compliant than he was, so in the morning before everyone else is up she'll sneak downstairs and grab a tablet, then sneak it back up to her room and watch Dora or Winnie the Pooh.

     
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Mar 17, 2021, 05:06 PM
 
Looks more like she’s conjuring the ancient ones. How’s your holy water supply?
     
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Mar 17, 2021, 05:10 PM
 
I remember my youngest was just about 3 when ipads came out, and she picked it up as naturally as anything. We didn't have streaming shows on it though, and due to space only a few movies. She watched fewer "toddler" shows than her brother, both because most of them were drivel, and she'd rather watch (or agree to watch) what big brother was watching or wanted to watch (scooby doo, batman, star wars clone wars). The exception was tinkerbell.
     
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Mar 17, 2021, 06:46 PM
 
It’s not at all uncommon to see toddlers playing games on mommy’s phone while grocery shopping. It’s their world, so they learn.
     
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Mar 17, 2021, 08:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I remember my youngest was just about 3 when ipads came out, and she picked it up as naturally as anything. We didn't have streaming shows on it though, and due to space only a few movies.
She's apparently figured out how to open up Prime Video and navigate to whatever she wants.
     
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Mar 17, 2021, 08:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
It’s not at all uncommon to see toddlers playing games on mommy’s phone while grocery shopping. It’s their world, so they learn.
I've compromised on a lot of stuff in the last year but never have I given a kid my phone in a store or in the car. They're allowed to bring tablets in the car if the drive is 1+ hours, but that's the minimum.
     
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Mar 18, 2021, 03:18 AM
 
I wonder if people underestimate the value of boredom these days. When I was growing up in the 80s it was common for kids to be left in cars when adults did things that were boring or grown-up. Must have spent ages with just a book to read or some paper to draw on. Not suggesting kids should be left in cars for hours, just there seems to be a prevailing parental belief that their children must remain occupied/entertained for their entire waking life and for some reason its up to the parents to provide this occupation/entertainment. Again, the number of times I was told to go and find something to entertain myself. I think it does the imagination a lot of good.
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Mar 18, 2021, 06:44 AM
 
Got into Brockmire. Much better than it should be. Hank Azaira sound like a bad Frank Underwood impression at first but I'm down with it now.
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Mar 18, 2021, 09:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
...Not suggesting kids should be left in cars for hours, just there seems to be a prevailing parental belief that their children must remain occupied/entertained for their entire waking life and for some reason its up to the parents to provide this occupation/entertainment. Again, the number of times I was told to go and find something to entertain myself. I think it does the imagination a lot of good.
I've noticed this, too. But, I've also noticed kids' parents with their eyes glued to their phones/pads/laptops 24/7, seemingly unable to take even a moment to just do nothing themselves. So, really, the parents are passing-on their habits to the kids, i.e. be entertained every damned second of the day.
     
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Mar 22, 2021, 09:47 AM
 
We limit the kids' screen time and the 8 yo is very quick to call out my wife and I for being on our phones. Screen Time shows I use about an hour and a half a day. Thinking back, my dad spent at least as much time reading the paper or watching TV...

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Somehow, our three-year-old found reruns of Barney and Friends on Prime. She was over the other day and insisted on some Barney before her nap. So, on comes the purple dinosaur show, and I’m immediately smacked in the face with the “you’re really old” club, thanks to my realizing one of Barney’s friends is a then ten-year-old Selena Gomez. Geez.
     
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Apr 4, 2021, 10:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Same on Superstore. It felt a little directionless when they were on the whole unionizing tangent but Covid and BLM protests have kind of given them a target again. I was surprised Amy left but it hasn't suffered from her departure.
Oh, and it's over. I didn't realize they were wrapping it up! Seems like they tied up all the loose ends with a nice, feel-good finale. Good show, doesn't quite have the rewatch potential of P&R or The Office, but it has served us well the past few years.
     
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Apr 5, 2021, 11:29 AM
 
Not a bad ending, although it did feel a little forced to
 
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I was less happy with the ending to Mindy Project, which also reunited the predictable couple very quickly.

Thorzdad, my sympathies on Barney, my recommendation is to quickly introduce some better cartoon. My kids loved Little Bear at that age, and it's not nearly as annoying.
     
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Apr 5, 2021, 12:57 PM
 
Oh, it gets better. Apparently, she sang herself to sleep a few nights ago, singing that "I love you, you love me..." song over and over. I suppose it does have a message a three-year-old can hang onto.
     
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Apr 5, 2021, 02:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Not a bad ending, although it did feel a little forced to
 


Also I get serious anxiety any time kids are introduced in a TV show. When Pam had a baby in The Office, Leslie in P&R, when Amy got pregnant, all of that really wore me down. Luckily P&R fast forwarded over infancy and then mostly glossed over the kids, which was a relief.

 


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