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When television channels collide

When television channels collide

August 10, 2008

The most popular channels at our house are Discovery, History, Nikelodeon, and Disney. Sometimes Miles has a hard time keeping them straight. But just because I haven’t seen SpongeBob hosting an episode of Dirty Jobs doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.

Three Year Old: Mom, how fast do the Cheetah Girls run?

Me: I don’t think they run so much as sing, baby.

Three Year Old: They are CHEETAH GIRLS. How fast do they RUN? (Said with extra loud emphasis so that my feeble brain could comprehend the obvious question.)

Me (sensing there is no point in arguing): Very fast. I think they run very fast.

Three Year Old: Cool.

Posted by Chris @ 7:52 am  

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  1. suburbancorrespondent says:

    Sometimes, I am very comfortable with our decision not to get cable…we get enough silly questions around here as it is.

  2. Crisanne says:

    That is just like something my son (also 3) would say. Except he would have added a “Mom” in there-a title he only uses when he’s exasperated with me.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Very Cute.
    My brother (around the age of 4 or 5) once asked, “if the pope is bigger than a king, and there are king-sized candy bars, is there such a thing as pope-sized candy bars?”

  4. Woman with Kids says:

    He does have a point… they’re Cheetah Girls, they must run fast. I’m wondering how well the guys from Smash Lab sing?

  5. regan says:

    I hear the Cheetah Girls aren’t as fast as Hannah Montana. But, now that I think about it, the article I read on this might have meant a different kind of fast.

  6. Amanda says:

    Don’t you just love it when we, the parents, are the ones missing the obvious questions? If only they understood that’s how we feel when we ask them to do something umpteen million times before it actually gets done.

  7. MelissaS says:

    My seven year old Munchkin loves “How Clean is Your House” on BBC America and “Deadliest Catch.” In fact when she was having her arm set in the ER, she asked the nurse to change the channel from Charlotte’s Web to Deadliest Catch!

  8. Daisy says:

    I can’t wait to see their track suits.

  9. Claudious says:

    Sometimes it’s best to just agree. Don’t you think? (hehe)

  10. mary says:

    oh three year olds. Mine told me that when he grows up to be a big boy, he is going to be a girl.

    oh good news on the invisibility cloak -
    http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-science/20080810/SCIENCE-CLOAKING-DC/

  11. Gina says:

    Oh thank you, I am not the only stupid mother on the planet who’s 3-year-old has to repeat questions for.

  12. Jen says:

    LOL Aren’t three year olds the best? Mine told me today that her fever “stings” and that she needed to use shampoo and ‘ditioner so her babysitter could smell her when she got here.

  13. maure says:

    you will love this one— My dad 74yo was watching the Cheeta’s with my kids. He yells at me — Hey Rudy Huxtable is no girl— how is a 40 year old playing a kid? Ok, so he has some of the stuff wrong– but Raven is no girl either!

  14. ali says:

    i wish the cheetah girls would run away…

  15. Katie in MA says:

    Too cute! Reminds me of last spring when we had some tornadoes in the area. The weather guy was reporting a tornado touchdown and my 4-yr-old spun towards the tv with her arms raised in a v-for-victory stance. I then had to explain that the weather guy wasn’t talking about football. :) Those are the moments that I remember when I really want to kill them for something!

  16. Jamie AZ says:

    That’s just too cute! I’m so done with the attitudes my kids are getting from the Disney non-cartoon shows. I’m about to block the channel completely. Duh! (As said by my 4 year old yesterday.)

  17. Haley says:

    My younger brother once got in a heated argument with my mom in the toy aisle (I’m sure it was one of many). He wanted a “Ba-Narrow”, and when she asked him if he was referring to a bow and arrow, he lost it.

    He has yet to live that day down.

  18. Carolynn from Western Australia says:

    Aren’t children priceless. I don’t have any of my own but have a lot to do with 2 little girls that I totally adore, they are 6 and 10 and they come up with some priceless comments. The elder of the 2 the other day told me that they would look after us when we got old as we didn’t have any children to look after us. We are both in our 50’s.

    The main cable chanels watched here are History, Discovery, Discovery Science, occasional Health and the occasional film, there is of course free TV chanels of which we have 5 and they occasionally have something worth watching.

    Take Care and enjoy the priceless words of those little ones.
    Lots of Love Carolynn xxx :-)

  19. steph says:

    im waiting for the children bike riding alone results!

  20. Cathy says:

    It’s great that you caught on and finally gave the right answer. You are learning.

  21. Ramblin' Red says:

    LOL….such a funny connection

  22. Bronnie says:

    heheheh - cutie!!