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Why ‘Shimmer and Shine’ just kind of sucks now

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A while back, we wrote a review of a Nick Jr. cartoon called Shimmer and Shine. The article was titled “Why ‘Shimmer and Shine’ is not the worst kids TV show ever” – and we meant every single word of it.

But my oh my, how things have changed.

While every episode of Season 1 featured the easy-to-get-behind message that you shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes, Season 2 is a whole different story…

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Why ‘Shimmer and Shine’ is not the worst kids TV show ever

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Our kids recently discovered a new Nick Jr. cartoon called Shimmer and Shine.

Our initial thoughts about the show were:

“Oh no, not another show to watch.”

“The music in this thing is excruciating.”

“Why are these animated prepubescent genie children wearing so much makeup?”

But after overhearing enough fragments of the show ourselves – despite our conscious efforts to block them out – we realized that the show communicates at least one unique lesson that might make our kids’ screen time somewhat worthwhile.

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Turning parenting fails into successes

It’s back-to-school time! Is everybody excited?

Well a couple of weeks ago, the Doctor and the Dad got a little too excited for our daughter’s first day of school.

First day of school! (Take one.)
First day of school! (Take one.)

We woke up early, made sure everyone had a good breakfast, unsuccessfully tried to convince our preschooler not to wear seventeen multi-colored clips and bows in her hair all at once, took a bunch of pictures outside our front door, and loaded the whole family into the car to go drop our big girl off at school.

The only problem?

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