I think I’ve mentioned before that I allow nearly unlimited screen time for my kids. And rarely feel guilty about it. And I’m too lazy to find the link to my post praising Daniel Tiger. Sorry, Friends.
Today I’m here to talk about my love/hate relationship with Avery (and Callie’s) current obsession. Bubble Guppies.
In case you aren’t well acquainted with these adorable little fish people (they aren’t mermaids even though that’s what I would call them) let me give you a run-down. The 6 guppies go to school everyday where they learn about a new subject each episode. The bug fish is their teacher. There’s even an adorable puppy. Obviously. It’s mostly educational, so I really don’t mind that the girls love it so much. But…
Here’s where the confessional starts. The songs they sing are complete ear worms. I sing them in the shower. I have them in my head while I’m trying to sleep. My husband and I have had conversations in Bubble Guppy songs before. It’s bad. I don’t know who I’m becoming.
Avery has learned so many great things from the show. About dinosaurs, our solar system, colors, and even about the organs in our body. At Callie’s one year check up she put this knowledge to good use. The doctor was asking Avery if she knew what the stethoscope was used for. She did. And proceeded to tell the doctor what her heart does, how her lungs work and where her stomach was. Avery even made a loud gurgling noise to show how it works. Our doctor looked so impressed. She told me she’s never had a conversation that detailed with a three-year old about organs and using the correct terms and knew the functions. Of course I let her think I’m an amazing parent teaching my kids this stuff. When in reality the BG crew is to thank. People think my kid’s a genius. And I gladly take all the credit.
Callie’s first words were “up” “Dada” and then “bubbub gup.” And I wish to God I was making that up. My daughter’s third legitimate words were freaking Bubble Guppies. Before Mama. She is 12 months old and can ask for her favorite show.
I know this is just another obsession that will run its course. We had a whole 6 weeks of nothing but Big Hero 6. And before that it was Tangled and Frozen.
I just miss Baymax.