I am obsessed with this show. I have become the child. As a result, I am an enabler, pushing Doc McStuffins on Peanut like a doting grandmother who keeps giving a fat kid cake. (I've always wanted to use that analogy.)
If you don't know the premise, here goes: Doc is a 6 year-old girl who wants to be doctor when she grows up (bonus), like her mom (double bonus). She treats her sick or broken stuffed animals and toys. They come to life, she gives them a check-up, diagnoses and cures them. All in 11 minutes. She's also adorable. Oh, and the songs are catchy too. (And addictive.)
Peanut only gets a half hour to an hour of television a day, and Doc McStuffins has quickly shot to the top of the charts. It debuted in March on Disney Junior, and in very little time has became part of our routine. We sing the songs when it's not on. We talk about our favorite characters at the dinner table. While I admit I've subtly (ok not so subtly) pushed it on Peanut, she loves it too. (Perhaps even more than me.) Besides providing an excellent role model, a positive message, and catchy tunes, the show is funny. Her toys are great supporting characters. My favorite is Hallie, a hippo with a southern accent who plays Doc's nurse and drops lines like, "That bed is lumpier than a lima-bean lollipop." (I don't even know what that means but I love it.)
|Hallie: hippo, nurse, comic genius|
Thanks, Doc, for helping to soften the blow from when Peanut stopped watching Sesame Street. It wasn't long ago. I wrote about that here.