Thursday, August 6, 2009

Or maybe it's just me?

I’m SO glad I don’t have babies anymore. My youngest is 13, now, when I watch a show with her it’s to make sure that it’s age appropriate AND not porn. Which means in her case, I watch Degrassi, iCarly, and Total Drama Island (which I think is hysterically funny). When she was younger I watched TV with her to make sure she didn’t color on the walls or choke on a cheerio. Not really a hardship still: Teletubbies, Animaniacs and Sesame Street (do kids still watch that?). I mean, sure the Teletubbies were a little strange (a MAGIC BAG people, like Felix the Cat, Tinky Winky had a magic bag) but still. Ultimately not horrifying.

Fast forward to Tuesday. The Brat was watching her 5 year old & 1 ½ year old cousins. First, it should be mentioned that The Brat does not like kids. Not even the ones she’s related to. She has frequently put the crazy one (Niece #1) out of her room when she comes over and follows her around inundating her with questions with a hysterical case of hero worship. My mom called me to find out how close I was to home because she left her grandbabies with The Brat and she had no idea how long it would be before she snapped. I was less than 5 minutes away.

Imagine my surprise when I walked in and the girls were NOT crying. In fact, The Brat was dancing around with the mean one (Niece #2), while the crazy one sang and played with my hula hoop (YES, I have a hula hoop...what?). I peeked in on them on my way to get some water. Then I came back because of the song. Me: WHAT is this? The Brat: it's Yo Gabba Gabba. Me:..? And then the main characters came on. Ummm...can anybody see that?



No, NOT the weird dude in the hat (although WTF…?) Riiiight next to him.

I kept watching and all I could think of was:













I’m pretty sure that I wasn’t supposed to be thinking of vibrators while watching this kiddie show. But can you blame me?

11 comments:

Burgh Baby said...

That? THAT is why I'm OK with the fact that Alexis is three going on thirteen. She prefers to watch Hannah Montana instead of Yo Gabba Gabba, and I can't say that I'm not right there with her.

Mom2Jazz said...

AHAHAHHAHAHHHA....you stupid. Now youre gonna have to explain to my kid why i cant let her watch that show anymore...

Kori said...

Bwahahahahhaha, oh thank you lord for no tv...though I wonder if letting OWen watch DVD's of Family Guy is bad.......

JustMiss said...

Kori, my son was raised on Family Guy. Draw your own conclusions. LOL

As for you girl.... where's the Man at? You're seeing dildos in kids shows. He needs to lay it down. HA!

Lynette said...

@ Miss....

Maybe THAT'S the reason I have visions of vibrators (and not sugarplums) dancing in my head....

My toys have taken a backseat to the real deal. (OHH....that's right, I said it.)

Maybe it's just my toys way of reminding me they exist and they miss me.

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

LMAO! And that "resemblence" m'dear is exactly why I can't be in the same room as Gaby is when she's watching Yo Gabba Gabba. Just can't do it.

Oh and whilst she's too young for iCarly and Meg is too old, I seem to be just perfect for it, 'cause I love that silly show!

wendy said...

Bahahaha!! I just learned of Yo Gabba Gabba a few weeks ago. Mine are huge fans of iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place, Suite Life...and you know what? I love them too! I watch with them (but then again, I'm a dork).

I can't WAIT to tell my friend what YOU saw on her son's favorite show! :D

Lump said...

OHMYGOD I just spit out my coffee!!

Katie Scarlett O'Hara said...

Haha Amazing similarities... Meanwhile I have three boys, youngest is 11 and I have to contend with Family guy, the simpsons, South Park!!! etc

At least I havent seen a vibrator on South Park

Optimistic Pessimist said...

no i can't blame you i think the writers/creators are on crack when it comes to some of these shows!

Beck said...

LOL! My 3 year old and 18 month old love Gabba and I sit here on the couch, watching, and think to myself "The creators and writers of this show are SURELY on drugs!" That cartoon is crazy as hell!