Saturday 9th August 2014
Since we don’t own a telly, Kingsley has not yet experienced the visual feast that comes from a brightly coloured program designed to mesmerize youngsters. But today he did, when we visited our friends in The Springs and come dinnertime, the TV was turned on. At first Kingsley was attracted to the show, Barney and Friends – all colour, song and movement – but soon he became distressed and cried. What is this strange, ugly blob of an organism dancing about on screen? Even I didn’t like what I saw…
Barney & Friends is an American kiddies series aimed at children from ages 2 to 5, and features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic T-Rex who conveys educational messages through songs and dance routines with a friendly, optimistic attitude.
Well of course Kingsley became upset. Never mind that King is too young to handle the show’s content; Barney is so damn ugly!