23 January 2012

How the Cookie Crumbles

Did you guys know that the Cookie Monster doesn't eat cookies anymore?

He eats fruits and vegetables. I just found this out yesterday.

I think I speak for most children in America when I say that's horseshit. Children use that kinda language, don't they?

 I never watched Sesame Street growing up (probably why I use words like horseshit) so don't think this rant is because of an emotional tie to my deprived childhood or anything. I just think that it's ridiculous how politically correct everything has to be.

Yes, he has an unhealthy addiction to sweets. Last time I checked most children treat sugar like crack anyway. Sweet, delicious crack.

Isn't it the parents responsibility to keep the goods out of the house or limit how much their child consumes? Isn't it the parents job to make sure their kid is out playing instead of watching TV?

Sure, he still has cookies as a "sometime" snack. He also occasionally eats inanimate objects. Isn't that even less healthy? If we really want to get  into Sesame Street teaching kids bad habits let's talk about Elmo speaking in third person all the damn time!

21 Thoughts :

ajs {of MN} January 23, 2012 at 4:22 PM  


Courtney B January 23, 2012 at 4:29 PM  

HAHA! I hadn't heard about this. It's definitely ridiculous :)
I'm so glad you were happy at your first day back to work! And don't feel guilty... its definitely better to be happy than to be dreading work!

Shannon January 23, 2012 at 4:34 PM  

Amen. Shannon despises that Elmo speaks in third person all the time. Shannon wants to throw a shoe through the tv set at Elmo. Now give Shannon a cookie!!!

Kristin January 23, 2012 at 4:45 PM  

Haha! Cookie Monster still eats cookies in the books Leah has. I didn't know they took that out of the show. But yes that is ridiculous, I totally agree. LAZY parents is the problem!

LOVE MELISSA:) January 23, 2012 at 7:12 PM  

That is crazy! C is for cookie after all!!

Caiti January 23, 2012 at 8:10 PM  


Stesha January 23, 2012 at 9:01 PM  

I agree with this post!!!! what is the world coming too at times? I will always think cookies!!!

Classic & Bubbly

Venassa January 23, 2012 at 9:49 PM  

I didn't know that, but I think it's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

Holly January 24, 2012 at 2:03 AM  

LOL!!! That's a very good point about Cookie Monster sometimes eating things that aren't food!

I wonder if any parent has ever thought to complain after their kid copied him and took a bite out of something they weren't supposed to. It wouldn't surprise me in the least.

marie January 24, 2012 at 2:56 AM  

I hadn't heard and it makes me sad because I remember watching Cookie Monster eat (very messily) all those vanilla wafers. I actually let my kids eat cookies all the time. They are homemade, half whole wheat and low sugar, but they have butter and chocolate and they are good.

I've been passionate about food, health and fitness my whole life and I see nothing wrong with cookies. (home made is best, if you have to buy them just stay away from hydrogenated oils and high fructose, most people know the drill)

What I don't like is how disgustingly processed food and especially meat can be, that's where we need to put our worries. There are hundreds of worse things in the grocery store than cookies. Some are so cleverly disguised it really does break my heart. Because I know that unless you're a very informed parent who is doing your homework, chances are your kid is going to have some health/weight issues.

Long enough rant for you? Guess Cookie Monsters new diet hit a nerve. And the funny thing is I am a huge proponent of feeding kids fresh fruits and vegetables. Let's put the responsibility where it lies though, on the parents.

Blayne Royse January 24, 2012 at 3:49 AM  

Haha! You have a wonderful blog! Great post!

Sarah January 24, 2012 at 4:16 AM  

Oh man, I laughed so hard at this post. I totally agree with you...it's ridiculous!

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Megan January 24, 2012 at 8:09 AM  

Or let's work on Grouch....not being so grouchy all the time.

That's ridiculous. Are they going to change his name? Because he's not really cookie monster anymore is he?

Denise January 24, 2012 at 9:41 AM  

haha this had me almost in tears! Who cares what a puppet or whatever he is eats! His name is Cookie Monster for a reason!

Krista January 24, 2012 at 12:31 PM  

I didn't know that! That's just sad.

Kate @ Daffodils January 24, 2012 at 3:21 PM  

I am with you on the Cookie Monster situation, and most definitely agree that eating cookies is way less of a problem than speaking in third person. Elmo drives me crazy.

Just stumbled upon your blog, your little one is so cute! I am sure it has been bittersweet being back at work. With both my boys, I have been a fan of 'if they are tired, let 'em sleep". Sometimes just a 20 minute nap (then wake them up) is all they need. Good luck!

MOMMY TALK WITH STEPH January 24, 2012 at 9:02 PM  

Yeah, it's super lame! This is a great post! Way to speak the truth, girl! You are awesome! :)

Unknown January 25, 2012 at 12:37 PM  

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Kylie January 27, 2012 at 12:32 AM  

That is an outrage! :) We love some Sesame Street in this house.

PS- I am tagging you in a post tomorrow, check it out and join in, if you'd like! :)


Shannon January 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM  

Girl! I got a new button for my page! Get your page updated with my new shit!! I slaved for 17 minutes on microsoft paint to make it! haha :) Out with the old, in with the new!~

Annnnnnd, i'm still gonna need you to do a post on the "shit they don't tell you about having a baby"...like, does everything really leak? or do you really have to put witch's hazel on your vag? and what the hell is witch's hazel?