I LOVE kids. I think they are the cutest, funniest human beings. Confession: I would rather hang out with them than my peers/friends usually. This week I was shown a lot of funny videos about kids doing funny things. I've probably watched these videos an unhealthy amount of times, but such is my love of tiny humans.
Here are some of my favorites:
Obviously these videos are entertaining. I bet you watched them at least twice. But what other value or influence do these videos have? I've never thought beyond their entertainment value, but upon further review, I think that the videos are influences for good. Yes, the kids fall over themselves or their words, but it isn't the kind of humor that is at someone's expense. These videos remind me of the innocence and goodness of children. It encourages me to say "I'm okay!" when I trip and to be open to new experiences and to persevere when I stumble. And I learn to not be embarrassed and self-conscious about those experiences when I might otherwise want to hide my head in a hole! So I definitely consider these videos to be good forms of media.
Moral of the story: Kids are the absolute best.