Monday, 24 March 2008
Merry Easter, Charlie and Lola
I'm being bombarded with earnest and incessant commentary on Charlie and Lola and Sizzles. This would be fine, except that I'm also required to show I understand all Berry's garbled Charlie-and-Lola insights by making detailed Charlie-and-Lola comments of my own... or there's capital-t Trouble. Faking it with "oh, really!" or "wow!" just isn't good enough.
Of course, this is all the Easter Bunny's fault.
The "Easter Bunny" (unlike her husband) was raised in a world of very few lollies, and balks at the thought of two-year-olds eating chocolate. So Berry's Easter basket contained two Charlie and Lola books, a Charlie and Lola DVD, a giant plastic egg with Elmo and Grover figurines, and one mini Tootsie Roll. The Tootsie Roll was gone in a heartbeat, but she's been completely absorbed by the rest ever since.
The Easter egg hunt late in the day was a roaring success, and the egg decorating in the morning was pretty good even though it brought on some inexplicable (post-Tootsie Roll low?) tears: "I bit sad, mama. I bit sad. I angry." By the time we went out for a fancy brunch with Grandpa Tom, she'd recovered enough to tackle a long series of mini-muffins.
So I don't know exactly what kind of mish-mash message she's taken away from the whole Easter experience this year, but I'm pretty sure it involves Charlie and Lola. Maybe we can straighten things out in 2009.