Photo from NickJr.comEvery night at 6 p.m., two chubby white bunnies enter my living room and babysit my son while I clean the dinner dishes. I'm talking about Nick Jr.'s Max & Ruby, or as my 2 1/2-year-old son says, "MaxRuby!!!"
I happen to adore this show -- I love their warm, cozy house -- I bet it smells like soup. Ruby sings impromptu songs about "eating cookies and drinking cherry juice" -- we should all be so gleeful about our meals. "I'm going to nosh on a green salad with grilled shrimp for lunch today, woo!" (See what I mean?)
And Max, I credit that mischievous bunny with increasing my son's vocabulary. He usually says one word, like "monster," throughout an episode. It's a creative way to reinforce one word at a time. With all that said, where the heck are Max & Ruby's parents? I'm bursting with curiosity.
In an exclusive interview with Nick Jr., Rosemary Wells, the author of the highly acclaimed children's books the show is based on, says: "We don't see Max and Ruby's parents because I believe that kids resolve their issues and conflicts differently when they're on their own. The television series gives kids a sense about how these two siblings resolve their conflicts in a humorous and entertaining way."
Bravo! I'm all for a little self-serving when it comes to my son picking up his toys, and I love watching him figure out how to do things. The other day, instead of asking me for help carrying 10 Matchbox cars into the bathroom (for our nightly game of car wash), he threw them all in a dump truck and pushed it into the bathroom -- what a smartie!
What do you think about Max & Ruby? Love or hate the show? Do you think it's weird their parents never make a cameo?