Are you? Is your little one a fan of Cbeebies? Is Cbeebies your favourite way of getting a little bit of peace during the day? Do you catch yourself enjoying Cbeebies a bit too much? Not your little one, do you catch yourself enjoying Cbeebies a bit too much?
After realizing I enjoyed a Topsy and Tim marathon a bit too much, I wrote a list of ways that you can tell you’ve watched too much Cbeebies… turns out there are many many ways that show when you’ve watched many hours of the BBCs TV channel for little people.
So here are 10 more ways, you can tell you’ve watched too much Cbeebies.
- You catch yourself wondering what happened to Mike The Knight, and if he’ll come back.
- You follow CBeebies presenters on Twitter.
- You tweet Bing Bunny, and ask when you’ll see him again.
- For some bizarre reason you know a lot about how fast hamsters can run… how dishwashers work… and how zips – zip things up.
- You have a favourite CBeebies Panto.
- You’ve checked how to arrange a “Swashbuckle” party.
- The news of there being no plans for new Topsy and Tim, made you a little more sad then you want to admit.
- You can’t help but feel slightly inspired by “I Can Cook”.
- After being at work all day, you’re stressed, done free over time, and feel it’s been an age since your seen your little one. Yet you still catch yourself singing CBeebies theme tunes.
- Admit it. You have a favourite CBeebies presenter. Which is yours?
Are there ways that you would add to this list?
We love Topsy and Tim in our household.
I say “We love Topsy and Tim”, I mean, our little one loves Topsy and Tim. If we ever have left CBeebies on in the background at home, the opening moments of the Topsy and Tim theme tune is enough to get her running to the TV.
Have I ever mentioned her “friends”, Topsy and Tim?
During a recent Topsy and Tim marathon on BBC iPlayer, it occurred to me that there seemed to be a number of…. improbabilities in the world of Topsy and Tim that just wouldn’t happen in this world.
Here are a number of examples I found.
- Kids can break Mummy’s vase.. and she’s THAT OK WITH IT!!
- Somehow, when you have 4 preschoolers kicking off, Mummy has found the time to put a well timed pizza in.
- Selling / moving house is JUST THAT EASY – AND QUICK!
- Having nursery school at home is a GREAT IDEA!! (Seriously, they have room for that? Mummy had time for that?)
- That a Mummy and Daddy can put up an outside playhouse the night before a twins 5th birthday, look fresh and awake the next morning, AND still smile at each other.
- Loads of cakes (which probably cost a fortune) get chucked on the floor… Mummy is NOT SCREAMING MAD!!!
- Christmas Eve evening is just that fun and relaxing! (No last minute wrapping from Mummy and Daddy?)
- You’ve moved house, you’re trying to unpack, you’re living out of boxes, a new friend is invited to play, and Mummy is smiling about all of this?
- When you’re building a new drive, you really want two 4 year olds around you.
- Its possible to build a marble run, so big, and amazing – THAT NO marbles will fly off – and break Mummys vase…
Are there any more that you would add?
*These might be invisible friends… and therefore probably dont count.
Once the Little One spots Topsy and Tim is now in the CBeebies Playtime app, I’m never going to get my phone back.
Are you? Is your little one a fan of Cbeebies? Is Cbeebies your favourite way of getting a little bit of peace during the day? Do you catch yourself enjoying Cbeebies a bit too much? Do you feel you know the Bing episodes a bit too much? Here are 10 Ways You Can Tell You’ve Watched Too Much Cbeebies!
- You were disappointed when you found out Topsy and Tim weren’t twins.
- Quoting kid shows to people who have no idea what you’re on about.
- You understand the links between Tree Fu Tom and Doctor Who.
- When loading up episodes on the DVR / iPlayer, you catch yourself knowing as much about the episodes as your kid does.
- Thinking someone you see in public looks like Mr Bloom.
- Multiple theme tunes stick in your head.
- You wonder if Captain Jacks Boat, is a unwritten episode of Doctor Who.
- Somehow, you caught yourself looking forward to that Mr Tumble Live they did…
- You cant help but wonder about the change in hair styles between Katie presenting “I Can Cook”, and the linking sections between shows.
- You take into account the names on Cbeebies when choosing future kids names. ( EG You avoid Tom, because of Tree Fu Tom – Topsy and Tim are taken – Bing is well out)
Are there any ways you can add?
It seems to be a universal truth about parenting. A truth that you don’t need to be a parent to know. Toddlers make you late to places. It almost doesn’t matter where you’re going, if you have a toddler… the chances are you will be late exiting that door.
After a particularly “interesting” attempt at leaving the house, I wondered exactly how toddlers make you late… to almost anywhere:
- “One more Topsy and Tim / Bing / Kate and Mim Mim”
- The ability to get really hungry when they didn’t want any food EVER, just five minutes ago.
- The cry of, “I need a WEEEE”, just as you’re leaving the front door.
- “Can you read me a story?” – Is it just me that struggles saying no to this? Isn’t reading to children one of those parenting things you’re meant to do?
- Having a last minute change of heart, and deciding instead of the red top, the Little One MUST have the blue top on.
- Deciding that, I don’t want that doggy toy, I want the other doggy toy.
- “One more Topsy and Tim / Bing / Kate and Mim Mim… Pleeeeeeaaaaaasssssseeee”
- Wanting to go in the driving seat of the car, and making that known by climbing past their car seat, and into the front.
- Wanting to bring about 20 to many toys, therefore its time to turn into a top negotiator, and agree on an amount of toys that are acceptable to all parties.
- Hearing a cry of “Oh No, POO!”
What other ways have you come across?