"Which room does the freakishly large gaijin come with....??"
Hee hee now THAT is funny.
I do think you're selling LittleBigPlanet way short, and as a father of 2.8 kids I absolutely know why. You're rushing it and you're probably playing alone.
You need to kind of relax a bit more when coming to it and allow its charming look, feel and sound work on you. If you're intense thinking "I hardly have time for any games I need to get my gaming fix for 20 minutes before I have to go pick up Tai!" or something like that you won't be in the right mindset.
Playing alone is pretty good but you absolutely have more fun with friends in this game. Playing through the single-player Media Molecule levels with friends is the best experience right now, but there are a small but growing number of user-made levels that are fun experiences.
It does get really, really challenging towards the end on the MM levels, especially given the jumping issues some have grumbled about.
I LOL'd at the sound effect of imagining a sake-slammed Wombat hurling on a hibachi grill. It was awful but that sizzle was perfectly placed.
By the way great work on your son, he's looking wonderful!
And keep up the Cheapy-Wombat sparring on the podcast. Are you posting daily in your blog yet?