“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?”

Finals are over finally! .-. So with that said, you can expect to hear a lot more random, odd blog posts about what I haven’t had the chance to write about all semester. 
The first thing I’ll begin by addressing is this: tv shows and video games, though they may appear vacuous and overly time consuming, while producing nothing of worth outside of the virtual realm, have taught me a few things. 
I will actually be touching on this topic a few more times, possibly in this one post, or I’ll separate them into a few individual posts, but we’ll see. The first show I’d like to address is spongebob. For those of you who don’t know the show, I’ll explain it briefly. It is a cartoon that follows a sponge’s life, and incorporates his best friend (a star fish), his neighbor (a squid), his friend (a squirrel with a mask that allows her to live underwater), his boating instructor (a blowfish), his boss (a crab), and his boss’s daughter (a wale). Now as you can see there is a general aquatic theme with the sprinkling of impossibilities, but acknowledging that isn’t what I’ve gained from the show exactly. Over the years we are constantly changing and developing, both in our minds and our bodies, but the changes are usually quite gradual and inconspicuous. Thinking back to the times when I watched this show, I realized that a million things went right over my head. Let me just mention a few names of things in the show and I think you’ll get the gist. The show is based in an under water town named bikini bottom, where “Mr. Crabs” and “sandy cheeks” just so happen to live… I rest my case… 
So as you can see there is very apparent innuendo simply in the names, so who knows what else I wasn’t grasping as a child. Though I’m kind of disappointed in my younger self for not being sharp enough to notice those very obvious innuendos, I’m also intrigued by how a simple childhood show can give me so much perspective into how the mind develops over the years. At that age I thought I understood spongebob. Though, it turns out that I didn’t comprehend it for all of its components. 
So that makes me wonder… What do I feel I understand fully at the moment, that I may not fully comprehend for all of its worth. Now there may be room to argue that it’s simply because I was young, and after a certain age, you naturally grasp everything, but I beg to differ. We may look at something and believe we understand it’s true complexities, but in reality we only have a superficial understanding of it. Like things such as people, languages, cultures, social groups we’ve never been immersed in (body builders, chess players, gamers, players, jocks, cheerleaders, intellectuals), etc. We will never truly understand these things without taking the time to understand them. 
Although, perhaps it involves immersing ourselves in the topic, detaching from it, finding a new topic, and coming back to it with a different perspective (one of prior knowledge of the topic, but also has additional knowledge form that new topic, that may help with better comprehending the original topic). 
At this point, I’ll play it safe and conclude that it’s possibly a mixture of years of mental development, experience, and new perspectives, all rolled into one. 

You don’t know the half of it

I find it funny that even with so much knowledge, one can’t see through a forced facade. This my readers, is my post on just how little a parent can know about their child’s knowledge of worldly things. And by worldly, I mean all that junk that we see way to young that corrupts the brains of adolescents across the globe. From innuendos, to just plain knowledge about terms of different sexual actions, etc.
I don’t remember how the conversation came about, and I’m pretty sure they assumed I was spaced out, but my parents approached the topic of how people seem to pick up random knowledge purely by watching different tv programs. Then my mom proceeds to refer to me, to my dad, saying how little she thinks I grasp all the innuendos being flung about in merely a half hour episode.
Little to both of their knowledge they’re just not the type of people you would usually lead on to the fact that you are very aware of all things sexual. When watching episodes of tv with them, I will sometimes hold back my laughter due to a dirty joke, or crude comment, a character made in the show. I try to mask my amusement with a blank expression as if I didn’t get that very simple innuendo.
So to all parents of little children, and children ranging from all ages, your kids may know more than you think. With shows like “Jessie” on Disney channel, having a little kid under the age 8 at least, mentioning bras already, kids aren’t to far behind from getting into the basics of the other stuff as well. It’s kind of like trying to shield your kids ears from all the cursing done around you every day. Sometimes you accidentally walk by an enraged person and then a bad word slips from their lips, and you didn’t even have time to create a distraction for your little child. That actually reminds me of something I witnessed the other day at the gym. These men were all upset because one pair of men wanted to use the racket ball court, but another pair of men reserved it. One of them happened to be uttering a curse word in a big bad wolf scary kind of tone, just as a lady and her two adorable little boys passed between them. One of the little boys heard, and got scared and inched a little closer to his mom as they kept on their way. The mom chuckled a little as her voice was still laced with empathy when she asked the little boy “did that scare you?”.
It’s inevitable, we all are going to find out about those kinds of things in life no matter what. We can’t help it, it’s all around us.

Bye readers, I hope you all have a great day :).