pbs parents

the Arthur episode about chickenpox came out before the chickenpox vaccine was widely used in the US, so it’s not surprising that Arthur’s parents describe chickenpox as a normal childhood illness. the vaccine was introduced to the US in 1995, and the episode was being made the same year or early in 1996.

the interlude of the episode features children talking about how much it sucks to be sick, even if you might get to eat in bed or stay home from school—because you’re miserable the whole time.

I’m really glad i was lucky enough to have not had chickenpox in the time between birth and when I was offered the vaccine in 1999 because itching is sensory hell.

please vaccinate your children against this highly contagious illness that is sensory hell and can result in permanent scars. I’m really glad that our toddler has been vaccinated against it so she won’t have to suffer from it.


Day 7  - “Cover Me” - Comfort/Fluff

This originally had more panels but I’ve been swarmed with work this week and i as such i cant really finish all of them

I’ll pb finally start the Parents AU series after this week is done, but I’ll need to storyboard all of it first 

Or I might start a different AU, we’ll see, yall know how much i love my AUs 

And then there was one

I usually laugh when new parents are smug about their kid’s good eating habits. They’re all like we made our own food and we make sure to expose him/her to lots of flavor. Usually in regards to an experience with another kid in their circle, often a niece or nephew but not required, who is picky.

I’ve always made our baby food. We’ve always opened them up to new and/or bold things. Kids are kids, man. There is literally NOTHING you can do to make their eating habits make sense. Part growing tastes and part control food is always a wild card.

This post brought to you by: sweet potato roasted in butter & a sprig of rosemary only enjoyed by me and the baby.

Talking to Parents About Shipping Be Like
  • Me: Oh this? This is just Skylox, one of my ships.
  • Parent: What's a ship?
  • Me: *thinks: I knew this was gonna happen someday....* Uhhh... Well basically I like the idea of two real or fictional people together.
  • Parent: .... I don't get it...
  • Me: ......Well...Uhmmmm.... I'm gonna go now.... *runs upstairs*
  • Parent: ... *shrugs and goes back to watching TV*
*me watching Teletubbies with my one-year-old nephew, at first*  “This show is BS. These chubby astro-turf aliens are simply weird, bizarre minions of the anti-Christ and hypnotising kids everywhere for likely nefarious, murderous purposes.”

*after a week of watching this programming*

“I love you, Po. I want to cuddle you endlessly! I will take care of you all! You have no parents around, so it’s up to me! I can nurture you! You’re all so wonderful and lovely!”

It’s too late for me, guys. I know that now. But, please, save yourselves. Don’t watch this programme.  


This classic pork and cabbage dumpling recipe is super simple and it makes a ton. So have yourself a dumpling folding party and pop the extras in the freezer for an easy dinner any time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZemP4RjRSNk

anonymous asked:

Okay so I just realized something. It probably is true, but I just wanna point it out. In the episode "Simon & Marcy" there is this pink goo that Simon climbed and it also sorta gave them the chicken noodle soup. And in the episode "Bonnie & Neddy" we could see PB and Neddy be spawn from the Mother Gum. So I'm guessing this pink goo and the Mother Gum is the same thing? Or not?

The thing worth noting setting the two apart is that the mothergum that spawned Bonnie and Neddy appeared to be inside —

— while the gum that helped Simon and Marcy was in a snowy alleyway outside —

There could be multiple independent mothergums — perhaps being born from a different mothergum is what makes Great Uncle Gumbald an uncle instead of an older brother — and maybe the mothergum collective is capable of coordinated movement. In a canon scene from the video game Enter the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know, it’s revealed that PB kept her parent mothergum underneath the Candy Kingdom, so if nothing else, it can be moved.

-The changes PB is making in herself to accept what isn’t perfect

-The way Finn is reflecting on his father

I really believe that all of this is gearing up towards “The Mountain” episode featuring Lemongrab, which has a very strong chance at being this seasons finale.

I mean, I’ve harped on this before like 2 years ago (x), but I always used to talk outside my analysis about how PB and LG’s character development go hand in hand. And we are finally getting to this point. For instance, It is already confirmed that a statement had been made by LG in the comic-con preview where he expressed that he “Just wanted to play around with princess bubblegum”, So we already know that their arc’s are definitely connected at this point.

Now interestingly enough, Finn is going to be a main character in ‘the mountain’, trying to teach Lemongrab to be a better person. And what makes it interesting is what was revealed in the newest episode “The Pajama War”. Where Finn reflects on how his father will probably never be 'his father’.

A friend brought this up to me, And I had never even thought about it before.

What LG and Finn have in common is that they both have a single biological parent that has avoided giving them parental love.


-PB created LG as a 'perfect’ successor to her throne, not a son. Since he failed her expectations, She sent him to an empty Kingdom away from other people. It is assumed that PB probably visited every once in awhile, but NEVER as his 'mom’ but rather as a person of higher authority- deserving of respect. Everything PB did for him was out of formality, Not love. Lemongrab eventually devolved into a tool without a use. Constantly trying to win PB’s favor and fulfill his purpose for living as a ruler. Without success.

-Finn was alone as a baby, when he finally discovered his father was alive he was overjoyed. Only to discover his father had only wanted to use him, and didn’t care about him. Which crushed Finns hope of having a relationship with his real parents.


You could say LG and Finn have a lot in common when it comes to the relationship they have with their biological parent. Wouldn’t it be interesting, if this connection between LG and Finn became a main plot point in “The Mountain”??