Watching the local morning news is part of my weekday routine. I sip a cup of coffee and let the TV news anchors fill me in on what I missed while I was sleeping.
Honestly, 99% of the time I seem to have missed a new cat video that went viral.
And that’s it.
Watching is a comforting part of my routine, though.
Somehow I got the idea that the morning news could easily be run by toddlers and preschoolers, with a few minor tweaks. Here are the segments and lead-off stories that would appear if wee ones ran the morning news:
This would literally cover what furniture or objects in the house were broken in the last 24 hours.
Forget partly sunny with a chance of precipitation. If little kids ran the morning news, the weather report would consist of whether the day will be good for:
- puddle jumping,
- running around naked,
- changing clothes 5 times in an hour, and
- how many dandelions may be ready for picking.
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I could see preschoolers and toddlers covering pressing questions like, “How many blueberries are too many blueberries? Should you taste those smelly markers? Why won’t you just potty train anyway?”
Here we would be provided with a long list of playgroup and stroller stride meet-ups. Plus, the low-down on library story times.
Picture a cute toddler reporting the following:
“Peyton, age 2, got a new Little Tykes car so watch out for him. The usual congestion is expected around the coffee maker this morning as moms and dads try to ingest some caffeine, feed the cat, and keep you little guys happy out there.”
That’s what I envision the morning news would look like it if was run by toddlers and preschoolers. What about you? Would you add any segments? Would you watch if wee ones were in charge?