Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A Rock is Dead

I was in the bathroom getting ready the other day, and the television in my bedroom was on, and my five year old says to me, "A rock is dead -- what does that mean?" (What he heard was another Iraqi is dead, or something to that effect.) If I had to choose, which is worse, to allow my kids to watch the news or watch the Simpson's? (I miss the Simpsons -- I never turn it on when the boys are around because it doesn't feel right -- but maybe it's not as bad as I think.) So whaddya think?

3 comments:

Beth B said...

at least the news is real life. i always watched the news when i was his age. i turned out fine. granted there wasn't a war going on and the news wasn't as graphic as it is now, but still....

Marc said...

The news is just a scary and sad thing it watch. Part of that, though, is just what is chosen to air. That is a completely different topic. As for The Simpsons...it can come off as crass. A young child may pick up on that, and they may not. What the child won't get is all the very intelligent humor that is laced throughout the show. That is what makes the Simpsons that it is (except for maybe the first few seasons).

Eric T. said...

dude totally simpsons.

i don't think i'm old enough to watch the news.

or read the paper.

or listen to news radio.