Jimmy Jimmy BoBo

I have a two and a half year-old niece who is obsessed with Dora the Explorer. Actually, obsessed isn’t nearly strong enough of a word. I’m convinced nothing short of a rigorous regimen of methadone treatments could wean her off of the Dora narcotic. But apparently Dora the Explorer is old news for some toddlers, ...

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I have a two and a half year-old niece who is obsessed with Dora the Explorer. Actually, obsessed isn't nearly strong enough of a word. I'm convinced nothing short of a rigorous regimen of methadone treatments could wean her off of the Dora narcotic. But apparently Dora the Explorer is old news for some toddlers, like three-year-old Henry Schally, of St. Paul, Minnesota, who prefers to watch The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Yes. The Newshour with Jim Lehrer.

At Henry's most recent birthday party, the cake was decorated with a photo of the newshour cast, the partygoers wore Jim Lehrer party hats, and the prize gift was an autographed photo of "Jimmy Jimmy BoBo" (that’s “Jim Lehrer” in three-year-old speak). Don't miss the video on WCCO's website. Here's my question. What kind of gift do you bring to a Newshour-themed birthday bash? The 9/11 Commission Report? An American flag bow tie? I'm thinking a 2-year subscription to FP would go over quite well. 

I have a two and a half year-old niece who is obsessed with Dora the Explorer. Actually, obsessed isn’t nearly strong enough of a word. I’m convinced nothing short of a rigorous regimen of methadone treatments could wean her off of the Dora narcotic. But apparently Dora the Explorer is old news for some toddlers, like three-year-old Henry Schally, of St. Paul, Minnesota, who prefers to watch The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Yes. The Newshour with Jim Lehrer.

At Henry’s most recent birthday party, the cake was decorated with a photo of the newshour cast, the partygoers wore Jim Lehrer party hats, and the prize gift was an autographed photo of “Jimmy Jimmy BoBo” (that’s “Jim Lehrer” in three-year-old speak). Don’t miss the video on WCCO’s website. Here’s my question. What kind of gift do you bring to a Newshour-themed birthday bash? The 9/11 Commission Report? An American flag bow tie? I’m thinking a 2-year subscription to FP would go over quite well. 

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