Life Lessons from Phineas & Ferb

Saturday, August 6, 2011

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Although my daughter has become a true Sproutlet as the summer draws to a close and school will be starting in just a few days, I will admit I  have given in and allowed her to go back to Disney (backstory simply being she got a little too caught up and became a big couch potato) for her favorite cartoon- Phineas and Ferb.  I never thought I would say this about a cartoon- but they really have something with that one.  There is an intelligence- a "smart" quality- to that show that not only has my daughter hooked but I have to say I am a fan as well.  Last night we enjoyed the new movie together, and this morning I sat down to my blog and realized that there are quite a few points that can be taken away from those characters created.  I may have made a stand against some of Disney- but I can't say no to this series. Call me silly, but here are my Top Ten Lessons learned from Phineas & Ferb:

1. You are never too young to get creative.  Use your brain for what it was made for!

2. Family may not understand you, but at the end of the day they are there for you.

3. We all wonder what our pets do when we are gone- whether or not they are a secret agent- they too are a part of the family. 

4. Speaking of families, the blended kind can work!

5.  Friends can be found where least expected- across the street, with the biggest bully, acceptance is key.

6. Enemies can find they have more in common than they realize if they simply stop fighting for a moment.

7. Sometimes the quiet ones have the most profound things to say if given the opportunity.

8. Although the key to every day is to make it the "best day ever"- a "do nothing" day is also quite good for you every now and then.

9. Imagination is a gift- don't waste it!

and finally...

10.  I think that as soon as someone figures out the point of the floating baby head, all of the mysteries of the universe will make sense :)

Goofy post, I know- but sometimes you simply have to go there!


Nicole said...

Though I am no fan of Disney stuff.. sounds cute.

Laura said...

Ok, seriously, Phineas and Ferb is one of our all-time favorite Disney Channel shows -- favorite of mine, my sister's, and her daughters (age 8 and age 4). And yes, we watched the movie last night too! Great post!

Heather said...

Laura- Thanks so much for stopping by! It's nice to have a little confirmation that there are other adults out there who enjoy Phineas & Ferb! Even my 65 year old father admits to liking it!

Leanne said...

This is the post that my sister (Laura) told me I had to read . . .as she shared P&F are thoroughly enjoyed in our home (and not just by my girls). I think it's a really clever, well-written and funny show . . . And this post made me smile!

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