Saturday, April 09, 2011

Everything I need to know I learned from Dora the Explorer

The boys started their love of Dora the Explorer around the age of 2.  Now they are 6.  With the exception of a few days here and there, I've seen Dora every single day for 4 years.  I've seen every episode she's ever recorded.  Sung every song.  Read nearly all her books.  I think she's got a lot of great knowledge to share with us.

Always carry your backpack.  ~  Everywhere you go, there will be a clear path to follow.  ~  Almost all inanimate objects can speak, and they usually speak Spanish.  ~  Almost all animals can speak as well, and they are often bilingual.  ~  All baby animals like to be sung to sleep.  ~  It's good to have a reliable set of friends. ~  Those friends will pop up conveniently whenever you need them, and will have, or be driving, precisely what you need.  ~  Your family is very jolly, lighthearted and supportive, and always willing to go on adventures with you.  ~  When bad things happen, they will happen in very slow motion, so you have plenty of time to consult your friends or your backpack.  ~  When you travel to different countries, the first thing you must do is dress appropriately and then learn to sing "hello" in whatever language they speak there.  ~  Magicians and witches are evil, but very easily outfoxed by a 6-year-old girl and her monkey friend.  ~  Please really is a magic word, if spoken in Spanish. Always be nice to your enemies, even though time and again, they show up to try to swipe your stuff. The correct pronunciation of Tapir is "tape-ee-er."  ~  Aliens are cute, colorful little furry creatures who behave and speak like toddlers and have American names.  ~  When things work out in your favor (and in the end, they always do), you should always do a little celebration dance.  ~  Be kind to animals.  ~  You're nobody if you can't count to at least 10 in English and Spanish.

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