As mentioned previously, I have been thrown into the world of fatherdom. Way before I entered this strange new world, I had come across Blue's Clues when I had no basic cable back in the late 90s. As I would flip past the show and even as a teenager, the show grabbed my attention.
Now that I have a son, I have really grown to love the show. I'd never actually seen a full episode (as I was a tween when it first aired) but I could tell immediately it's quality children's programming at its best. Steve, the first host of Blue's Clues, has a way of talking to the camera that falls perfectly in the space between enthusiastic and sincere. Too many kid shows seem to patronize the children without even realizing it, and I never got that feeling with Steve.
Luckily for me, Parker really loves Blue's Clues, which is great because it never seems to grind on my nerves when it's playing in the background. The smiles he gets when a song comes on have become highlights of our day, and I'm really thankful that the Blue's Clues crew could give that to us.