Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Day 90 Meeting, Meetings Everywhere

Maybe it's just because it's Monday, but it seems like every time I turn around today I'm playing traffic cop. Either because there are people coming in who need to know what room their meeting is in or because someone is calling me to schedule on of the rooms for a meeting. Whatever the reason I was in my element. 

Getting drinks, tracking down meeting attendees who were late, and coordinating schedules so that everyone had a room to meet in. After that I had a bunch of mail to process and was able to be tech support for a client. Talk about out of the blue. Tech support was never what I thought I would be doing, but I like to help and I do know a few things about computers so... 

It made for an interesting day. After work I made Mexican food for dinner and we watched Danger Mouse on Netflix. That was a blast from the past. It's nothing like the cartoons today. It was refreshing being able to watch something silly and not be bombarded with some moral lesson. 

It's not that morals are bad, per se. I don't even really mind that consequences are shown in cartoons like the unedited Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo cartoons. However, starting in the 80's there was a push to make sure that cartoons "taught" children. They had to have a defined lesson for each episode. In some cases they made a point of explaining the lesson at the end of the show. Anyone remember GI Joe? 

While there is nothing wrong with learning kids need not feel like they are constantly under pressure to find the hidden lesson in everything they do. Give them some time to just enjoy life, and the fact that they are young.