Subtitle: In Defense of Spongebob Squarepants
I've had blogger's block today. And lo and behold, Twitter has provided some bloggy fodder.
I discovered today that apparently I am the only mom on the planet that lets her kids watch Spongebob Squarepants.
Hello?! He's a sea sponge that looks like a kitchen sponge.
He lives in a pineapple under the sea.
What's not to love?!
I've been told by several friends who shall remain nameless(you know who you are), that ye old Sponge is crude. Say what? Maybe I don't know what crude is. I usually define it as involving foul language, bodily function humor or sexual innuendo. To my knowledge, Bob the Sponge with the Pants That Are Square is not guilty of any of the above-referenced behavior.
I've also been told by the same nameless friends that said Sponge and friends don't talk nice to each other. While this may be true of Squidward, that's his job. He is the antagonist. Every great work of literary genius has one, right?
Sometimes Patrick and Bob the Sponge disagree and use cross words with each other. But they always work things out in the end which I think is a good lesson in forgiveness.
As you can tell, we love the Square-panted Spongebob around here. Wes and I have been known to watch even when the kids aren't here. While I would never hold Spongebob up as a great moral teacher, he IS loyal, a hard worker and strives for excellence in everything he does. He is forgiving and honest. He's a good friend. He's an optimist.
Spongebob for President 2012!!
And absorbent, yellow and porous is he, for Pete's sake!