Roger at A Screed in Time is still hosting Fun Monday and wants to know, very simply, which is my favorite muppet.
This is very simple for me. I do not have a favorite muppet. I know this makes me sound un-American but I blame the muppets and Sesame Street for the downfall of American education.
There was a time, believe it or not, when children had an attention span of longer than 4 seconds. They learned without knowing that they needed also to be entertained. Along came Sesame Street, in 1969, when I was already in high school and not exposed to it.
Then came the early 70's when I had my children. I watched it once or twice and decided that I did not want my children to learn to be frenetic. They seemed to have a handle on that all by themselves.
Sorry, America. I do not have a favorite muppet. I do have two children who are capable of paying attention for more than a minute or two at a time. They can even sit through an entire class, or religious service, or movie all at one time. Of this, I am proud.