My son watches the PBS show “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That” every morning before school. The show has one huge difference from the original book, before the kids go off on their crazy adventures with the cat they always ask one of their mom’s if it’s OK. Their moms of course think they’re joking – but at least they ask.
When my kids were younger they sometimes watched PBS’s Dragon Tales – that show always bothered me – hey the kids went off to fly with dragons and their parents never noticed. How about Dora – who lets their 5 year old go out into the jungle on their own with their pet monkey!
Read this wonderful interview from the New York Times with the mom from the original Cat in the Hat.
How many other slacker parents can you think of in TV shows, books or movies?