Barney Class : #1

Barney Growing - Blog Fanny Herdina

Groooowing we do it everyday,

we’re growing when we’re sleeping and even when we play

And as we grow little older we can do more things,

because we’re growing and so are you

each day we grow little taller, little bigger, not smaller

and we grow a little friendlier too

We try to be little nicer as we grow each day,

because we’re growing and so are you

Bagi para orang tua yang menghabiskan waktu menemani anaknya nonton TV biasanya paham ini lagu siapa. Big purple dinosaur? Yup. Barney. Yeeey, helloooo Barney.

Sejak Genta kecil (sekarang 4th umurnya) saya selalu menemani Genta nonton TV. Salah satu tontonan awalnya adalah Barney. Sekarang Puti (1th) mulai nonton Barney juga. Entah ya. Setiap episode-nya.. saya merasa Barney berhasil menyampaikan value yang penting bagi anak-anak. Jadi so far, Barney masih tontonan wajib buat anak-anak saya.

Lagu di atas misalnya. Selain bicara soal “growing”, saya senang Barney menyelipkan “a little nicer” dalam syair lagunya.

Aaaah, sebut saja saya kuno atau kurang modern, atau sok tua. Tapi sungguh, sopan santun di tahun 2014 ini, di kota Jakarta yang sering saya datangi ini (saya tinggal di Bintaro, Tangerang Selatan), rasanya suliiit sekali ditemukan. Jangankan dari para remaja dan anak-anak yang jelas pre-frontal korteks-nya belum optimal berkembang. Bahkan dari para orang tuanya saja kadang harus bermodal keberuntungan untuk bertemu orang dengan sopan santun sekelas Indonesia (yang konon kabarnya orangnya ramah tamah dan sopan santun).

Tapi ya begitulah kata Barney,

“we try to be a little nicer as we grow each day because we’re growing…”

Jadi bolehkah saya katakan, orang-orang yang gagal menjadi “nicer” tiap harinya, sesungguhnya mereka sedang melawan hukum alam dengan menolak tumbuh?

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Let’s Just Not Being Judgmental

Let’s Just Not Being Judgmental

Pertanyaan tentang mana yang lebih baik, diasuh orang tua atau babysitter, atau penitipan anak, atau neneknya, selalu jadi pertanyaan klasik setiap kali saya mengisi acara. Sayangnya saya tidak punya komparasi, karena selama saya menjadi ibu, selama itu pula saya memutuskan bekerja dari rumah. In my circumstances, considering all my resources, this is at least the best I can do for my kids. But this article really give clear perspective, that every mom should be at their full understanding when dedicing on this matter.

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KLA

KLA

Ya. We both love KLA. Now you can start guessing how old we are. That’s fine. We -I and my husband- grew up listening to Queen and Metallica, but KLA was all over the place when we started falling in love -not with each other yet-. So it was like a dream come true when a dear friend decided to send us 2 free tickets.

We set everything ready. We called on my sister to babysit our 2 kids. She said yes (of course, family help each other, right?). We brought all the stuff they might need to my sister’s apartment, cautiously run for ojek to save some time then giggled along the qeueing line. YES. It was our first time night alone without kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids, I just need a break.

So we sang, we held hands, we hugged each other, we laughed, we talked to each other about the story behind every song. Huahaha. Best spouse is someone you can always talk to, about anything, right?

Thank you again my dear friend. You have no idea what that 2 tickets mean for us. May God bless you, your family and your life.