Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cartoons and Tummy Bugs!

My world had been a mess this week. Griffin has been a pitiful puny wreck and I haven't brushed my hair in two days. Let me tell you something else, when you have two kids and one is sick and the other is going through separation anxiety, it is not fun. There is one upset child at all times. I can't have Koen perched on my hip as I rub Griffin's back as he's worshipping the porcelain god. That just seems wrong. So, Koen has been stuck and spent extended amounts of time in his Jumaproo in the hallway outside the bathroom door, screaming baby obscenities at the top of his lungs as Griffin weeps and moans. It's been awesome.

Only one thing has made this week barerable and that is the Boomerang Network. Are you familiar with Boomerang?'s just a little piece of Seventies Heaven right here on earth.
They play a constant stream of cartoons from when I was a kid. Stuff like...

Hong Kong Phooey

The Smurfs

The Jetsons

Richie Rich

So, I was planning on pontificating about the nostalgia of watching my favourite cartoons with my kid right about now. I even thought about doing a social commentary on how anti-feminist the Flintstones are but, guess who came down the tummy bug? That's right-little ol' me.

Thank God I typed up this post last night before it hit me.

I'm off to eat crushed ice and listen to my baby yell obscenities at me while I'm holed up in the bathroom.


June said...

Soooo sorry to hear you are sick!
What a long week you have had.

I used to watch all those cartoons. Saturday morning cartoons were the best!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

OOOOhh, so sorry to hear you're sick!!! And the kids too!

I Love,love, love those cartoons. The kids like em better then the new ones!!

singedwingangel said...

poor you, and poor babies.. hoping you all recover soon..

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Oh no! Get well soon!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Flintstones. Almost all sitcoms I've seen from that era seem very "traditional". Bewitched, for instance, is all about Samantha trying to become the perfect housewife; I Dream of Jeanie is about a woman whose sole job it is is to be totally subservient to her "master". In both cases, it's the woman's inability to live up to her role that makes the men go mad and drives the comedy.

It's all rather dodgy by today's standards!

VandyJ said...

Boomerang is the one channel that will stop Turbo dead in his tracks. He will sit like a zombie and watch for hours. For the most part I like Boomerang better than the Cartoon Network.

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Boomerang is the BEST for being stuck while sick!
Hope you feel better soon and maybe the little one will lose his voice from all the screaming and give you 5 minutes peace. Oh wait - did I just wish sickness on someone else's kid, I apologize, I usually only wish that on my own.

Daffy said...

NO! NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Not you tooooo!!!!!

Bright side? You get to eat popsicles?

Those were the BEST cartoons evah! Smurfs? Richie Rich?? JESTONS...I'm going to see if we have Boomerang when I get home.

Sigh....they don't make cartoons like they used to

Danielle said...

Oh, I hope that you feel better soon.

The Crazy Baby Mama said...

you poor mama!

Existential Waitress said...

I'm so sorry you got it too! That sucks. I've been through this and it is so not fun. At all. Smurfs so rule though. My fav.

Busted Kate said...

Sorry you're not feeling well darlin, I hope you feel better soon.

However, I am thrilled to hear of this Boomerang network you speak of... Richie Rich? Smurfs?? Be still my heart!

Genius. Pure genius.

Tracie said...

Ugh. I hope you feel better soon.

Erin said...


I'm so sorry, honey. This bug is definitely making the rounds everywhere. I hope it passes quickly. Whenever I get a tummy bug (most recently about a month ago), the saving grace is that I lose a few pounds without trying. LOL!

Feel better soon!

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

Oh no! Poor thing! That channel sounds amazing gotta look for it!

Tami G said...

ohhhhhhhh noooooooo
so sorry to hear you are under the weather YUCK!
hope you enjoy your cartoons though - i'm UBER-jealous!
(i need to find that channel)

Beth said...

Here's hoping you're all feeling better soon. There's nothing harder than trying to take care of sick kids when you're sick, yourself. (Unless Daddy gets sick too. Then, it's like having another kid to take care of. A giant, whiny, helpless kid.) Sending healthy thoughts your way!

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Joy said...

oh, no. i hope you get better soon. and I love Boomerang, too! I loved the Smurfs when I was a kid.

Moooooog35 said...

Don't even get me started on SchoolHouse Rock.

Seriously. Don't.

I'll have the 'I'm Just a Bill' song in my head all friggin' day.


Too late.

pam said...

Hope your family is feeling better soon!

New follower this Friday.

Mass Hole Mommy said...

Hi there! I'm here Friday following! My 2 boys have been OBSESSED with Speed Buggy the past few weeks. I love the oldies, so we watch a lot of Boomerang around here!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Hope yall are feeling better soon!

I love the Jetsons!!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Baby obscenities are the best, aren't they???

So sorry your not feeling well. I hope it passes quickly and you can leave the bathroom soon. :)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Poor thing!! Well, if it makes you feel better...scooch over and make room for me over the toilet will ya??