Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dinosaur Ratings


I like the brontosaurus

and tyrannosaurus rex.

The diplodocus thrills me;

eoraptors never vex.

A stegosaurus gets my vote,

edaphosaurus too.

Iguanodons and trachodons

could round out any zoo.

But when it comes to dinosaurs,

I have to make this call––

That purple one on TV

really drives me up the wall!

35 comments:

Jingle said...

these are super cute..
love Barney and friends, I used to watch it when my kids are small.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Very cute addition to Alphabet Thursday!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is so much fun. The purple one isn't my favorite either.

magsmcc said...

I love you. You love me. We're an insane bunch of mothers who have had way too much purple indoctrination! Bring on the T-Rex!

NatureGirl said...

You always crack me up! Thanks for the laugh and happy alphabethursday!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Is Barney still on TV? My youngest is 7 and we haven't seen the purple guy in awhile. My teen girls are thrilled that some of their teen idols began as Barney kids.
Dana

Cheryl said...

What, no velociraptor? :(

Jo said...

oh i spent a couple of years going quite insane while my child was under the spell of the purple one ... thank goodness that stage is well behind us.

jen said...

My kids were Barney kids from the beginning of the show. Still don't love it myself.
I've missed you!
And my favorite--elasmosaurus. Just for the record.

Mumsy said...

Oh the last part about the purple dinosaur made me laugh! I dreaded that time when my kids were young..That voice crawled under my skin!

Mary said...

Cute! That purple one drives me up the wall too :-)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

LOL! ditto!

Grandma Honey said...

Amen about the purple one! What is it about Barney that is so annoying? Don't know, but he is!

gabe said...

I was very glad when my boys outgrew the dinosaur stage, because I have a really hard time pronouncing those names!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

OMGosh Barney is a Dino Disaster to adults. My grandgal loved him, and we barely made it through that phase. But the rest of the Dino's are pretty cute. Neat Letter D post.

Dixie Mom said...

My babies were Barney freaks!!! I actually was pretty grateful for him at the time because he helped me raise my girls while I was going through depression. But I watch him now and I cringe.
I know a couple of boys who will LOVE this poem!!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Are they still showing Barney? My gosh! The kids watching 'em are having kids now. I suppose it's the same as Sesame Street, but (in my mind) Barney doesn't even come close to Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest.

I like your poem. Until the last line, I thought how cool for kids. :-)
Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

Joy For Your Journey said...

Okay that has to be my best laugh of the day! I couldn't stand Barney but my fourth child LOVED him! She was always so excited when Barney came on.

Cherie said...

Amen!! I went through the Barney Days with my kids and I'm hoping we can find something better to watch when I'm a grandma someday :-D

Jess said...

That should be a children's book- and I have to agree- that particular dinosaur should become extinct soon.

yaya said...

Barney must be nearly extinct...my Grandkiddo had a Barney birthday and we couldn't find any Barney party stuff, wrapping paper, cards...Cute, cute post!

Em said...

T-Rex! I'm a tyrannosaurus! Biggest meat eater...

karen said...

I remember when my boys were in the throes of dinosaur fascination. When is that - 1st or 2nd grade? Oh my - we had to go see the LaBrea Tar Pits, and the bones at the museum and read countless dinosaur books. My favorite dinosaur? Tyrannosaurus Rex because my oldest son's name is Rex.

Darlene said...

I do remember the dinosaur craze. I don't remember a single kid that wasn't totally into them. That's one reason why I really loved this poem. I still do!! I couldn't stand Barney either, but I do remember how proud I was that most of my grandchildren could name all the dinosaurs. Are kids still into them at all?

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Dinamo post! Pun intended. :)

alisonmillerwoods said...

Awesome! What a creative "D" post. Thanks for sharing.

Gattina said...

They are all very cute, lol ! Don't get lost !

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

haha!!! love your dinosaurs :o) Hm...havent seen Barney in a very, very long time.

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Francisca said...

Hehe... cute for D Day!

Anna said...

'Dinosaurs'! What a cool, fun D-word! There are lots of them for little boys. I think my son has just left the dinosauer-stage and now his big interest is Indians! His class went to the public library and he borrowed about three books about Indians. (Hmm... Something to think about for the letter 'I' which is coming up rapidly!)

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Lourie said...

BHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I did not see that coming!!! And thank you! hahahaha. Have you ever seen Jurassic Fart on You Tube? You can tell by the title alone it is a bit juvenile...but it's still funny!

Jenny said...

Sue, I love this. What a fun and funny link to Alphabe-Thursday!

You always make me laugh and today was especially hard.

Thanks for being so cool.

A+

H said...

There are definitely times when I wish I was an *Infant* teacher. Littlies have such fun stuff!

paige said...

That is so cute, Sue! You'll never believe it but I saw Barney on the street in Lima, Peru. LIMA PERU. There's no escape.

Tina said...

my son loved looking through all of those. he is a dinosaur fanatic lol

Tina from Mummy Diaries

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