So, I mentioned yesterday that C~ has developed a love of Yo Gabba Gabba (heaven help me). For once, he not only has departed from following his brothers, but he has become quite the little trend setter. Yep. The other kids are following suit.
As I was starting dinner this evening, W~ asked me to put on Yo Gabba Gabba. A few minutes later, he came running out.
“Mommy! Today’s dancey dance friend is Leslie! Come see!”
As there were no bamboo sticks available to shove under my toenails, I decided to follow him back and take a look.
Shockingly, I couldn’t find a better video of this gem. Be grateful. It prevents you from fully seeing just how unfortunate this outfit choice was. I, however, stood there watching Leslie in her full glory, as my four-year-old little man encouraged me to dance the razzle dazzle with him.
I could feel my brain turn to mush and threaten to come bleeding out of my eyeballs.
I really don’t get this show. I mean, I guess small kids don’t know any better, but what adult in his right mind decided that this was broadcast worthy?
Even more frightening, there are apparently celebrity managers who think this is a great shot at boosting a faltering career. See, Sesame Street gets cool guests like Norah Jones, Ben Stiller, Neal Patrick Harris, and LL Cool J. Yo Gabba Gabba gets the people you would expect to find on VH1’s celebreality shows. Of course, Sesame Street doesn’t make their guests look like fools.
Are we noticing a theme here? People who record Yo Gabba Gabba are apparently not technological geniuses (hey, I don’t know how make a good recording, either, but I’m not wasting time trying to post The Puppet Master on YouTube). Lucky for Laila Ali, it would seem that no one wants to embarrass her enough to put her Gabba contribution on YouTube.
As far as I can tell, none of the Baldwin brothers have made a Gabba appearance so far. I feel confident, though, that Gary Busey will someday be on the show. He’d fit right in.
Today, I am Thankful For:
Getting through my Tuesday of the week. Some people hate Mondays. I’m prejudiced against Tuesdays. That is Sean’s day to go to a networking meeting before work. It just so happens that it always seems to work out that between the baby waking to nurse, Sean getting ready, dogs snoring, and kids stirring, I’m usually awake from about 5:30 on every Tuesday. This does not excite me.
Suzy Q’s. When I was doing my student teaching, I would grab a Suzy Q and a diet Mountain Dew every day during my cooperating teacher’s journalism class, which I used as a planning period. The kids in that class thought that was all I ever ate and were, therefore, convinced that I would die very young. I almost never buy them, but Sean picked some up for a special treat today. Yum.
The fact that I can get my kids to clean their toys up by telling them it’s a competition and yelling, “Ready, set, GO!” I wonder how long that will work?
Leapsters. If you are looking for a great Christmas present for your kid, I would totally recommend them. The kids love them, I get quiet(er) time, and they learn all kinds of stuff. An all around “win.”
Having a significant portion of my Christmas shopping done. Yep, we decided to do the Wii. I’m excited about it. I hope that my kids will be, too.
*For those who don’t remember who Biz Markie is:
Yikes. That song is almost 20 years old. I think I’ll go put on some wrinkle cream, now.