GUYS I GOT TO SNUGGLE WITH THE HUSKIE PUPPY!!!
Currently preparing for day three of work, otherwise being referred to as “how I can afford to get a mani/pedi for prom”.
If I don’t have anything else to do, sure
Woo. We can either hang out here or maybe I can convince my mom to drive to the northshore mall.
Mkay. But I refuse to hang out unless I can drink all your tea
You can totally drink all my tea, but you will have to try a whole bunch of others so I know what to buy for your birthday.
can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal
Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode?
It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.
Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.
Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.
Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.
Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.
The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.
The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.
There are only a few episodes that I distinctly remember and this one tops the list. My father is a chef and used to do a lot of catering (like Arthur’s dad) at around the age I would watch this. I was actually worried when I saw his dad in the kitchen fire.
S/O to that one MCAS excerpt in eighth grade about how to manipulate your dreams for helping me prevent nightmares and making my dreams much more pleasant.
Trying to find the right music to listen to whilst in the process of arting is a bitch.
*Sheds a single tear bcs good god it’s hard to find the right music* The Velvet Hearts is my perfect music for painting/drawing so thats what I’ve got that’s most applicable to you, my 3D art playlist won’t help you any. Also, Lose Yourself does the trick when you need something to drown out everything else. Pandora does a good arctic monkeys station too if you like that.