I suppose you could label my Jamaican-Chinese, second-generation immigrant father somewhat of a “tiger parent.” There was that year before kindergarten when every time my sister or I proclaimed we were bored we were forced to recite the times table up to twelve…and write out the whole thing if we missed a beat.
I suppose I should be happy that my daughters would rather create at their art table than glue themselves to the TV. Except sometimes I’d rather they just enter the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, as there’s no mess to clean up afterwards.
I don't think of myself as being sentimental, but I guess becoming a mom has softened me into a new person, one who gets misty when I look at photos from a year ago, which doesn't seem so long ago but in terms of growth and the changes I've seen (now she's putting on her own socks!), it's remarkable.
Sesame Street's tradition of parodying popular culture has a long history. Over the years, the beloved children's show has spoofed everything from Paul McCartney's "Let It Be" to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," but our favorite digital shorts have always been the program's take on the hottest television shows of the day.