Monthly Archives: April 2012
The beeping from my dashboard and hissing from my tire were not exactly music to my ears today. But everything happens for a reason, right?
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Once again, I have the TV dilemma of which show to watch live, and which to attempt to watch on Tivo. I know there are bigger problems in this world, but in my world this is a big deal.
I have “Dancing with the Stars” set to record on season pass because that is one of my favorite shows. However, “The Voice” has Tony Lucca this season and now I have to watch that, too!
Tony Lucca was on the “Mickey Mouse Club” (MMC) when I was a teen and I had a major crush on him. I met him when some of the MMC crew toured. And I’ve followed his music career online the past few years, hoping he’d get the recognition he deserves. Once I found out he was going to be on “The Voice,” there was no question that I’d have to watch.
In the early 1990s, Tony starred alongside Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, former girlfriend Keri Russell, and of course, “The Voice’s” Christina Aguilera. The talent on MMC was amazing and I’ve been following the careers of the alumni ever since. Some have made it big (some I just mentioned), but others are still struggling to get that big break. Tony finally has his chance, so I’m behind him all the way.
So my to-do list for this evening:
- Watch Tony Lucca on “The Voice”
- Vote for Tony Lucca on “The Voice”
- Catch up (fast forward through) with “Dancing with the Stars” (Jack Wagner is off, so only a few left I really care about)
- Oh, get my son to sleep. He’s still up. OK, get kid to sleep, then go back to step 1.
Don’t forget to vote for Tony! http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/vote/
Update: Just realized “How I Met Your Mother” (“HIMYM”) was a new episode tonight!
6. Stop blogging.
7. Watch “HIMYM”
8. Write more tomorrow about how snotty Christina Aguilera was to Tony Lucca on “The Voice.”
As a child of the 1980s, I have a special place in my heart for the Care Bears. So I need to treat them with the respect they deserve, especially when it comes to keeping them clean without falling apart.
Now that I have a child, I am happy to pass on some of my old Care Bear items. I have my original Grumpy Bear, a Care Bears game, and a couple of books, all circa 1983 when I was 8 years old. I also have a few more Care Bears from when they re-released the franchise a few years ago that I obtained for myself, and some from my nephews. So I have a nice little collection.
My son, who is 3, loves the Care Bears (much to my husband’s dismay), with maybe a little pushing from me. So I put on a video and he loved it. Not totally my fault! Besides, I don’t have a little girl to share it with … and he’s a toddler. I’m enjoying every minute of it while it lasts!
I have been wanting to get more of the loveable pop culture icons for our collection, but they are not currently on store shelves (supposed to have a new cartoon out again in a year or so, so that will change). I’m not sure how long my son will like Care Bears, though, as he’s turning 4 and not a baby anymore.
So I was super happy to find a few Care Bears at a mom-to-mom sale the other day. They were the mini bears and looked brand new, so I had to get them (I never had Funshine or Wish Bear!) Also, the bears were packaged with some Care Bear books. A couple were recent books, which can still be found at dollar stores. So no huge deal there. But one of the books is from the same collection I have from 1983! There was a series of six books with the original Care Bears, and I have two from my childhood, “Sweet Dreams for Sally” and “A Sister for Sam.” My son loves when I read these books to him, and I love it, too. On the back of the books is a list of all six books released in that series. I always think about how cool it would have been to have obtained all the books when I was little. But didn’t think about those things back then (you know, that I’d be a crazy-obsessed-clinging-to-my-childhood mom who wants to pass things on to her son). So when I saw the old book ”A Friend For Frances” amongst the Care Bear items for sale, I scooped it up faster than you can say “Care Bear stare!”
I was able to wipe down the book easily (looks clean, but germs are invisible you know, or so I tell my son everyday, haha). But now not sure what to do with the Care Bears. I want to make sure they are clean, but do not want to ruin them.
Ideas I have heard include washing stuffed animals in the gentle cycle of the washing machine, hand washing, and putting them in a pillowcase (tied in a knot) and washing them on the gentle cycle.
I need help moms, dads, grandmas, etc.! I want to preserve these bears for my son, and myself, to enjoy. They look brand new, but there could very well be germs or dust bunnies lurking on the bears inside or out. But I do not want them to fall apart in the wash.
Please list your stuffed-animal-washing experiences below. Thanks for the help!