“Anything Understood Doesn’t Have To Be Explained.” L. Short

Lula’s Reading Selection For Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Classic Fairy Tales

It’s a possibility it’s been a long time since you read a fairy tale or watched a cartoon. Cartoons and fairy tales resemble real life issues; Killing for food (Road Runner); Fighting over a cheating woman, (Popeye); The Flintstones; Fred’s a schemer, Barney’s a weak follower, Wilma and Betty plotting on their husbands; Peebles and Bam Bam characterizing a toddler relationship. Jack going up a beanstalk, stealing from a giant. The evil queen poisoning Snow White with a poison apple.  Goldilocks breaking and entering (home invasion) at the Three Bears? My list can go on and on.

Let’s also take note cartoons are rated (G) General Audience. Are we as parents really paying close attention to the mindset portrayed and programmed into the minds of our children by what they’re reading, watching on television and social media? Is there really such a thing as safe programming? Are we feeding our children illusions and/or distractions? Promoting dishonesty? Greed? Selfishness? Theft? Deceit? Deception? Hurtful schemes? I’d love to read your comments. flintstones