Forgive me from the start, b/c I have strong suspicion that most, if not all, of my future posts will center around children’s television as this has become the epicenter of our lives. I have no idea what is going on in the Middle East, much less the mid-east, but I can discussing programming for the under 5 set until I’m blue in the face. So we’ll start Mickey Mouse, since he is strongly edging out the competition right now, making Special Agent Oso seem less special and what is really so curious about Curious George anyway?? It immensely bothers my husband, a man of logic and science, that Donald Duck is without pants. And that Goofy is a dog and can talk and walk on two feet (with ginormous shoes) while Pluto, also a dog, actually acts like a dog. Let’s take it further–why does Pete the Cat not try to chase and eat Mickey the Mouse? And honestly, how do Minnie and Daisy do it all in heels? Some girls just have it goin’ on, I guess. And I know we’re not the only parents grappling with such pressing issues–my good friend, R, just shared that she and her husband regularly debate whether the big red gooey fish in Mickey’s Big Splash are alive or not. Weigh in on this if you have an opinion–it’s a conundrum. Basically, the only thing I really need settled right now though: can Mickey and Minnie just make it official already?! The hype around their relationship is decades long, and frankly, it’s getting old. Do society a favor, MM and MM, and put the rumors to rest and let us get on with our lives.