Sunday, February 01, 2009

Last night...and other things

Josh and I went out for dinner with Lisa, Craig and their kids K and S for dinner last night at Boston Pizza. We spent about three hours (though it really didn't feel like it) at the restaurant and had an amazing time talking, laughing, and getting the evil eye from S. ;)

They've been home almost a year with S and she is just SO beautiful. We talked with K for a little bit about school, and it's obvious that she's a very bright and sweet girl.

We talked about just about everything under the sun, including the changes to Sesame Street. Apparently they've changed Cookie Monster and he no longer eats...cookies?! ARGH!

I can't seem to find any clips of him eating fruits and vegetables, but apparently it's true. I'm SO very disappointed in Sesame Street. Why would they take away something so fundamental about the character? I've heard that people refer to him as Carrot Monster now...does anyone else know about this?

I've found a few articles about the change, including this (the article was written a bit tongue-in-cheek, but it still rings true). Can you imagine that there's a warning on the label that says it's not safe for children?! Is it just me or has PC-ness gone too far now?


Dolores and Shawn said...

Are you kidding? They changed the whole essence of what Cookie Monster is, just terrible.

Glad you guys had a good time, they're such a great family!

Anonymous said...

I heard about Cookie Monster about a year ago, cookies are just a sometimes food now. Sad hey?
Glad you had such a great time.

Anonymous said...

It is like Cookie has been demasculated.

M and M said...


Lisa said...

Sad but true. That's like putting tofu in the middle of oreos. It's just not the same.

We had a great time too!! Now that we have thoese appitizer coupons we'll have to go back and use them together.


Michelle said...

WHAT?!? I am shocked and amazed. And not in a good way. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

When are people going to wake up and realize that it isn't the cookie that makes kids fats. It's the parents who refuse to set any boundaries and let their kids eat nothing but junk.

I am quite perturbed here! Sheesh.

Thanks for the heads up though :)

kerri said...

Going a little far...