The Obsession Continues…


“We have to get outta here, Mom. And Fast!” said my toddler as we were in the bathroom the other day.

Last week, Uncle Larry was holding Charlie and running in the yard while Uncle Tommy was chasing them. “Faster!” she yelled to Uncle Larry. “He’s gaining on us!”

On a late night drive up to my mother’s house, my daughter declared, “It’s dark and creepy!”

Yes, as you can tell, there is still plenty of Scooby Doo watching going on in these parts. And this obsession that began sometime in September doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down.

She has two pair of Scooby pajamas (or “jammies”), a Scooby backpack and wallet (Thanks, Helenie!), a stuffed Scooby, and her Scooby action figures and Mystery Machine that she plays with every day we are home. It’s still what she asks to watch when she wants to watch TV, and what she watches right before she goes to bed each night.

Every once in a while we can tempt her with something else. She still loves playing with her monsters when we’re at Grandma’s house. And occasionally I can talk her into watching her old favorite, Bear in the Big Blue House, or her Signing Time DVDs (my favorite), but mostly, it’s still Scooby.

She held her stuffed Scooby the other day and said, “Scooby, I love you so much!”

Oy Vey. What am I gonna do with this kid? I can’t really take it away from her; that would be cruel. At this point, short of using the word “specter” I think she’s gotten all the vocabulary development she can out of the show (I think); although I don’t think it’s really doing any harm either.

Do we just ride it out and hope it dies down on its own? Because it will…right? There are better battles to fight…right?

So if my kid grows up with a desire to solve mysteries or build traps or wear orange turtleneck sweaters and knee socks, I guess I’ll know where it all started.

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  1. Helene says:

    James has a similar, and equally LONG obsession with Woody from Toy Story. The figurine he lugs around everywhere is DIRTY and DISGUSTING but that doesn’t take away from the fact that he is is “best friend”

    It doesn’t help that BIG MiMi (aka John) gallops around the house like a ginormous BULLSEYE for James to ride. Oy vey is right.

    Oh, and yes I think it’s harmless!


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