Dear Dora and Boots,
On this Valentine’s Day, I thought I would do things a little differently. See, my kids have each adored you at various points in their young lives. You have been on our television for 8 years now to some degree, and it feels like you’re a part of my family.
Albeit, a very high-pitched part of my family that I would normally try my damnedest to avoid because like that’s really what I need. I mean, is it necessary to yell at us, Dora? We can hear you, tone it down.
Bossy demeanor aside, my daughter currently seems to find you, Dora, and your trusty sidekick Boots, appealing. Thus she can usually be found in front of the television in the early hours, watching intently as you ask the talking map for yet another reminder of directions. We won’t get into what this is really teaching my child, or how you should know your way home by now, or even how you’re a girl far too young to be trusted exploring alone with a monkey. These are all separate issues to address on a different day. Although I can’t help but wonder if your parents ever check on you. All I know is, my daughter looks up to you with love for a bit of time every morning so that I can accomplish what needs done.
Love comes in unexpected places, Dora.
For that, this Valentine’s Day card is for you.
However, there was one episode that recently aired where you instructed those watching to reach out their arms and catch your big, blue balls. Now, Valentine’s Day or not, that’s just taking things too far. What is that monkey teaching you?