Monday, January 6, 2014

Mr. Rogers... Duh.

My youngest sister, Emmee, and I were playing a game called Heads Up.  It's really fun, the game gives you a word and you have to describe it without saying the word and the other person guesses it.  I had to describe "Mr. Rogers".  I'm like, he lives in your neighborhood.  He sings "it's such a good feeling to know you're alive"(I sung it in the right tune too).  I give her some other obvious clues.  She stares at me blank faced.  The round ends.  I'm like, Mr. Rogers!  Duh.  AND SHE STILL DOESN'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.  My sister, Emmee Rogers, doesn't know who Mr. Rogers is!?!  We don't have any relation but how does any kid not know who Mr. Rogers is?  And now as a parent... he's pretty much the best guy ever.  He talks about how it's ok to be angry.  He talks about how your thoughts and feelings are yours and only yours.  He talks about how glad he is that you are different.  He talks about everyday things like buying shoes and listening to music and feeding fish and make believe.  He just plain rocks.  I'm just sad to know that the next generation of kids don't have Mr. Rogers.  Who tells them that it's ok to be who they are?  Who shows them how crayons are made?  The Disney Channel (I love Disney but that channel is not doing anyone favors)?  Nick Jr?  Parents are a good and big(est) influence but you've gotta have some back-up!  Please tell me there is another Mr. Rogers in this world...