Twenty signs you love Cbeebies more than your Toddler does

1. You have to restrain yourself from singing Mr Tumble’s “Hello” song when saying “hello”. And waving. And using Makaton sign language along with your conversation.

2. The statement “Oh my child doesn’t watch television” is met with a defensive argument about why Cbeebies is actually very educational, and how you your child really just watches it for the songs.

3. “What do you mean you don’t want to watch Sarah & Duck?” becomes a frequent, exasperated question in your household on a weekly basis.

4. The most viewed video on your YouTube account is the Miss Mouse song from Show Me, Show Me. Not due to requests from your toddler. In fact, it’s what you turn to after a bad day; rather than the normal parental glass of Mother’s Ruin.

You know it’s a really bad day if you’re discovered drinking gin and watching the Miss Mouse song.

5. You often find yourself pondering Andy and Hatty’s relationship… and what is really going on in the Natural History Museum prior to opening hours. Frequent travelling to pre-historic times? Risking his life to get her a dragonfly? Or some salt? Go to your local pond Andy! Or your nearest Tesco Metro! You won’t find an Allosaurus there!
6. You find yourself singing the Cbeebies “season songs”. Out loud. On public transport.
7. The hand washing song from I can cook becomes part of your daily routine… before eating, after eating, washing your hair…
8. You can’t see a lion (toy or otherwise) without calling it “Raa Raa” and humming the theme tune to Raa Raa: The Noisy Lion.
9. You drop Cbeebies references into conversations with everyone. Including friends without children. And then wonder why they look at you strangely.
10. You find yourself relating to characters. Like Miss Mouse.
11. The Cbeebies Birthday song has now replaced the traditional Happy Birthday in your household on special days.
12. You discover that Melody is actually a pretty useful way of identifying the composers for a lot of your favourite classical music tracks.
13. You find yourself watching re-runs of The Lingo Show in the run up to your holiday abroad. To get to grips with the language. Obvs. Everyone should know what “cow” is in French before travelling to Egypt.
14. You’re considering a couples trip to Cbeebies Land. Sans Toddler.
15. You watch Pingu just for the nostalgia… and Postman Pat… and Teletubbies…
16. You would actually download the album of Rastamouse songs if it’s ever released, because they are indeed “banging”.
17. You swiftly spotted the change in theme tune for Numtums and wonder why the producers ever decided to give them names. (Or am I just missing the point of the programme? I thought it was about numbers and counting…)
18. You don’t make plans to be anywhere until after 10.30am so you your toddler doesn’t miss Something Special.
19. You’ve considered calling your next child “Tig”.
And finally…
20. You often find yourself watching Cbeebies when your child isn’t around.

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  1. 31st July 2014 / 8:19 am

    Oh that made me giggle – I’ll admit I’ve got a soft spot for Pingu too!

  2. 31st July 2014 / 11:27 am

    So true! I’ll be sad when she decides she is too old for cbeebies. Still there’s always iplayer!

  3. 31st July 2014 / 1:44 pm

    hahaha! That made me chuckle!! My girls are at an age where they rarely watch Cbeebies now but when they do I love it 🙂 x

  4. 31st July 2014 / 6:44 pm

    Haha that is so true!! We love cbeebies in our household. The health visitor recently asked me what routines we had in place….didn’t mention “breakfast time = tweenie time” or not going out until we’d watched something special he he! X

  5. 31st July 2014 / 9:03 pm

    I have somehow managed to not have much kids TV rub off on me. The only theme tune I know is Mickey Mouse clubhouse! x

  6. 1st August 2014 / 9:11 am

    Hahaha! This is quite true for me too! What is with the new Numtums? I KNOW it was a bit repetitive (something hubby regularly moaned about) but isn’t that the point? I miss the “1 2 3, 4 5 6, 7 8 9 10” song. And why give them names? WHY?!
    I am going to shut up now…..

  7. 1st August 2014 / 9:47 am

    Yes, yes, yes, yes and erm… yes. Going to stop ticking your list now as Show Me Show Me is starting. Do they get paid more for that show then their old presenting do you think?… Cbeebies Cbeebies!

  8. 1st August 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Haha nice post. I’ve got a little one coming later this month so am envisaging that it won’t be too long before our V+ box recordings change from football and US box sets to kids shows! Sounds like it’s not all bad though 🙂

  9. 1st August 2014 / 7:18 pm

    This made me laugh hun, but wait for it we……don’t watch CBeebies! But we are going to CBeebies Land tomorrow. We watch Disney Junior, but we are quite obsessed by ITNG xxx

  10. 1st August 2014 / 8:50 pm

    Hehe! Personally, my favourite is singing along to creature reports! So catchy. Oh, and there’s a Cbeebies land!?!?

  11. 2nd August 2014 / 10:01 pm

    This is so funny. I’m guilty of quite a few of them…

  12. 2nd August 2014 / 11:18 pm

    This SO used to be my life!! And dare I say I actually miss it?! Some great memories 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo (love the new header btw).

  13. 4th August 2014 / 10:57 am

    Ha ha I am def guilty of the forst one Halloo Halloo 😉 And as for the Sarah and Duck well I cant get the looping strapline out of my blinkimg head when I hear it! Not heard of this Mrs Mouse though *as I slink off to check it out*

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