Monday, January 24, 2011

DVD Review: THE GARFIELD SHOW All You Need is Love (And Pasta)

Garfield Show: All You Need Is Love & PastaIf you're a regular Random Mommy reader you know that H is somewhat of a picky eater. He eats macaroni and cheese at least once a day and very seldom wants to try anything new. It was very interesting that after watching the recently released Vivendi Entertainment DVD The Garfield Show: All You Need is Love (And Pasta) that he was willing to try, you guessed it, LASAGNA. It was amazing because usually when he tastes meat in something he will immediately spit it out. But I think because H was so familiar with lasagna from watching Garfield eat it and love it, it made him more predisposed to giving it a fair shot. I've made lasagna three times in the past month and H has eaten it up every time. As to what H thinks of Garfield, you can see his reaction from his body language here:
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I think this would be a great idea as a gift to a child for Valentine's Day rather than the inundation of sugar and empty calories that typically accompanies this day. H recently had to undergo several dental surgeries for 14 cavities (and of course oral sedation isn't covered by insurance) so he knows that candy and chocolate are off limits to him. So this Valentine's Day, he'll be watching The Garfield Show: All You Need is Love (And Pasta) to celebrate the day. The DVD is appropriate since it features six love-themed misadventures of Garfield, Odie, his owner Jon, and other characters from Garfield's neighborhood. Whether he's fostering orphan birds, enduring Jon's quest for the perfect family portrait or putting up a good front for Liz's parents, Garfield really does love his friends, maybe even more than lasagna. Just a warning though, after watching this DVD, you and/or your child may have a craving for Italian food that you just can't ignore!

I did not receive compensation for this post. I did receive a copy of the DVD for review purposes.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Yes I'm Alive

I haven't been posting because I'm currently studying for a big exam at the end of next month. I'm supposed to study for eight hours a day, which is difficult to do when your kids are 2 and 4 and they are not in school full time. Recently I started taking R to a drop-off daycare run by the city. He's been wanting to go to school for a long time so I told him he could go if he could go to the bathroom by himself. Who knew that was a better motivator than M&Ms and Thomas toys! He loves being a big boy and going to school and I get to study for the two hours he's there. So any time I spend apart from taking care of them or studying, I feel guilty so hence no blogging. I disabled Facebook, I listen to lectures while washing dishes or folding laundry, and I've given up on cooking and cleaning.

H&R have been watching a lot of TV and playing a lot of video games. Little do they know that I am going to take our big screen TV over to my in-laws after the exam for an indefinite period. When your child cries and refuses to sleep because he wants to watch TV and even talks in his sleep about watching and wants to go home from the park in order to play video games, you know there is a serious problem. But we all have to do what we have to do to survive, right? I frequently think I'm the worst mom in the world but hopefully I will pass the exam and then get a job that will enable them to get what they want--going to school all day long.

Yes, there is also another reason why I haven't been blogging, but that's a post for another day. Hope your 2011 has started off well! Now back to studying.