One of the things that helped me through this three-year-old intensive weekend was Nickelodeon. When I was little, I loved Saturday morning cartoons, naturally. But we didn't have cable till I was a teenager, so I missed out on the Nick cartoons. Aside from that, I don't think Nick had as many awesome cartoons when I was a kid as they do now.
Connor is interested in toons, but he'll usually color or play with his train set while they are on.... unless it's Thomas the freaking Tank Engine, which always gets his full attention.
Anyway, I watched an awful lot of Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants, and the awesome Fairly Odd Parents. The best part is that I'm more into these shows than Connor is. He'll sing along with the Spongebob theme song, but I'm the one laughing at all the jokes, and the following conversation did occur:
Connor: Megan, come play trains with me.
Megan: Wait, I have to see how Rugrats ends. Give me five more minutes.
Sad, I know. Anyway, I've liked SpongeBob for awhile - he's completely adorable and the show is generally hysterical. And Rugrats is cute, of course. But I had never caught Fairly Odd Parents before, and hot damn, who knew I was missing such fun? F.O.P. follows the exploits of ten-year-old Timmy, who has two slightly bungling fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda. In an episode from last year, Timmy had a crappy day in which he gets beaten up by the school bully, gets screamed at by nasty babysitter Vicky, and his teacher Mr. Crocker decides to give him an "F" on every assignment for the rest of the year. So, Timmy wishes that the world would be more like his favorite comic book and wacky highjinks ensue.
So, good times on Nick. If you haven't basked in the warm glow of SpongeBob, then seriously, get on that. Same goes for Fairly Odd Parents.