Summer vacation is in full force, and naturally, it’s pouring rain and miserable and the kids are bored. So bored. Soooo bored, Mom.
It’s easy for that sense of fun and excitement to trickle down to my bad mood (and frizzy hair, thanks a lot 90% humidity!), so as a preventative measure, we pass our home-bound days having afternoon picnics, watching Disney and, surprisingly, loving it.
Which is saying a lot. I mean, I’ve spent many an up-before-dawn-omg morning watching Disney Junior with my kids, and yeah, they love it, but it’s hard to get work done with the “Hotdog Hotdog Hot Diggity Dog” song in your head.
Once they grew into the non-animated shows, things got more interesting. Okay fine, I’m totally hooked. Downton Abbey-wha!? Gimmie the house on Good Luck Charlie any day!
So fear not, parents of young ones, there is life beyond Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First… and it’s addicting!
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Jessie 2 of 6Otherwise known in our house as, "Hey Jessie!" It's more effective if you say it with jazz hands. Jesse is our absolute favorite NYC nanny, and we simply cannot get enough of that moody Mr. Kipling.
Good Luck Charlie 3 of 6Oh, to be a Duncan. I only had one brother growing up, so maybe I'm a wee bit jealous of the loveable chaos only a family of seven can bring... you know, until it comes to sharing food. Now that? I won't do.
Fish Hooks 4 of 6It's like an 80's teen show... only it's animated... and in a fish tank... and totally hilarious.
Shake It Up 5 of 6Gingers unite! CeCe and Rocky are household favorites, and totally let me live my life as a would-be hip hop dancer vicariously through them. Obviously.
Gravity Falls 6 of 6Gravity Falls is like the Scooby Doo of our children's generation. Only funnier and nobody rips off anyone's totally realistic mask at the end.
images courtesy of Disney