Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Are They All Really Heroes

Baby Jake loves TV. Actually, he is interested for 30 seconds and then diverts his attention to the ceiling fan or to mommy who sings "Itsy Bitsy Spider" to him. I love for him watch TV so that I can get an extra 10 minutes of sleep or get dressed in the morning. One channel I know is safe for him to watch is the Disney Channel. The show I put on almost daily is "Higglytown Heroes".

On the show, these wobbly dudes jump up around and sing song until there is a problem. On one show, there is a bee hive in the backyard so the Higglytown Hero was a beekeeper. On another episode, a cat is stuck in a tree and a fireman rescues the kitty, making him the hero. These seem like legitimate superstars.

Within an city limit, there are only a limited number of job classifications that can be considered heroic. There was an episode where some shirts get dirty. The laundry attendant therefore became the Higglytown hero. Grocery clerk, waitress, baker, window washter - These are all jobs that needed and those who perform these tasks should be respected. I just feel weird teaching Jake that a tour guide is some kind of icon that should be revered. Why not just call them "Higglytown Nice Guys". I would be okay with that.

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