Have you ever watched the show Peppa Pig? It is a cartoon on the Nick Jr. cartoon channel. It is a British cartoon and the character all have British accents. It is a show about a little girl pig named Peppa, her little brother George, and her Mama and Papa. I like to tell Ella that it is my favorite show on TV.
It is a great show. They know who their audience is. Their audience is kids. To be more specific it is kids between the ages of two and five. I love the simplicity of this show. Simple is never easy. What do pigs like to do? They like to play in mud puddles. So almost every episode you can find the whole family wearing rubber rain boots jumping up and down in a muddy puddles.
Another thing they do on every episode is fall down on the backs and laugh. How great is that? It is showing a family having fun together playing in puddles and the joy that they feel. A joy that can't be contained so they have to laugh out loud with each other. This happens in every show. Think about how many families don't play and laugh together.
Yesterday was the McCarter family reunion in Wamego, Ks. We get together each year to have a pot luck dinner and hang out. Do you know my favorite part of family reunion? Or any other family gathering? Everyone laughing and having a good time. Telling old jokes or funny stories about our latest misadventures. I don't know if everyone's family reunions are like mine but I hope that they are. It reminds me of Peppa Pig when the whole family lays on their backs and laughs. We don't do the lay on our back part.. Some of us might have trouble getting back up.
So today if you get a chance, play in muddy puddles and laugh with joy.