I can’t believe I’m really saying this, but it’s true – I miss Cbeebies!
The boys have moved on; they’re now into Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry or football matches. Baby DaisLikeThese is too young to even care what is on TV. But me? I want to know what disasters Postman Pat is getting up to, what package he has decided to open up or destroy en route. I’m desperate to know how Topsy and Tim are getting on at their new school, or what adventures are occuring in Treetropolis. Is Peter Rabbit still promoting fruit and vegetable theft to his young audience? Have the Tombliboos found their trousers?!
Don’t get me wrong, Tom and Jerry is a classic and I do find myself mulling over theories of who dunnit in Scooby Doo. But I feel like the boys have moved on just a bit too quickly and it’s made me have to go Cbeebies cold turkey! Am I really going to have to miss the Cbeebies Panto later this year? Can I get away with watching it sans children, or is that just weird?!
Maybe I am mourning the growing up of my kids? Maybe I am missing the days when the adventures of Captain Barnacles or Andy on his Wild Adventures would be enough to keep them gripped? Maybe I miss the routine the the schedule helped us get in to (the weird world of Iggle Piggle obviously means it’s nearly bedtime/wine o’clock).
Or maybe I just really love Cbeebies?!
Either way, I am counting down the days until I can pop on a bit of Charlie and Lola or Abney and Teal and pretend I’m doing it for the benefit of Baby DaisLikeThese. Sad, I know!
(All pictures courtesy of the BBC website)