I never really thought about the cartoon Spongebob Squarepants, being horrible, until today, when an ENT Surgeon that I work with said he won't let his kids watch it. Connor is 6 years old, and he' s been watching Spongebob for at least 3 years now. I don't know what the deal is with Spongebob, but kids just seem to go into a "trance" when they sit down to watch it. What is up with that?
BTW, the ENT surgeon that I work with has kids, all from the ages of 16 to 10. (4 kids in all). I would think that they might have missed the boat on Spongebob, and been a little too old for it, but I guess not.
We got into a heated discussion about Spongebob not being appropriate for school-age kids because of the domestic situations that are sometimes portrayed on the show. For example: Spongebob and Patrick once adopted something, (i can't exactly remember, but some kind of other sea animal).
I don't know what to think. I've watched Spongebob in bits and pieces, and although I think it's outright absurd , I don't see how it could really be that bad. It's better than watching cartoon network, which I do not allow my son to watch.
What do ya'll think? Am I making a mistake by letting Connor watch marathons of Spongebob? I'm thoroughly confused...