Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mr. Rogers Sweater Day

I just read an article on MSN about wearing a sweater on March 20th in honor of what would have been Mr. Rogers 80th birthday. I never watched his show as a child but I've let my kids watch it and really appreciate his take on television for kids. My favorite show was when he showed STOMP behind the scenes which, I think, showed his appreciation for the arts and a lack of stodginess on his part. So, I'm going to mark my calendar and even if I don't wear a sweater (I love Mr. Rogers but if it's 85 outside I don't think I'll wear a sweater) I'll still turn on his show for the little ones. It's a far cry from the gross-out, bodily function driven "humor" that Chloe likes to watch. I know she's growing up but still....

"I went into television because I hated it so, and I thought there was some way of using this fabulous instrument to be of nurture to those who would watch and listen."

Fred Rogers

4 comments:

Mary said...

Neat.

The Shocks said...

I loved watching Mr. Rogers. It was very sad when he died. I'll have to get my Mr Rogers sweater out of the closet that day.

Christy said...

Thanks for the info! I am a huuuge Mr. Rogers fan and have been since I was three. There's a family joke around involving me and Mr. Rogers and I even sent him a fan letter when I was about five and got a nice letter and an autographed picture in return :) I'll definitely be wearing a sweater in his honor!

Forever Amber said...

I love Mr. Rogers.