Saturday, October 4, 2008

Baby Crack

Last fall when I was in Vietnam, due to several factors, Trace left the University of Arkansas to come home for at least a semester. It worked out well because he was able to stay with Ross and be his guardian while I was gone. He also helped coordinate the move into the new house and installation of appliances. He was a huge help.

He took 2 things away from his very expensive tenure at the UofA-- his new talent on Guitar Hero and knowledge of a show called Yo Gabba Gabba. Wait a second while I dab a tear of pride from my eye. OK, that's better.

After Emma's hospital stay, when my butt was firmly planted in my chair for 3 weeks (you all think I'm kidding about that but I'm not!) he introduced Jenna and I to Yo Gabba Gabba.

Some of you with younger children might know what Yo Gabba Gabba is. Those who don't... I don't even know where to begin. The first time I watched it I was thinking "Are you kidding me??? Are these people wacked out on crack?" It seemed like something someone strung out on an acid high would come up with. But hey, look at the guys who created Teenage Mutant Ninjia Turtles. They were college students drunk on beer one night who came up with the comic book idea. Now they're probably rich enough to buy Budweiser. Lesson to be learned? Mind altering drugs/chemicals can make you rich.

I hope my kids don't read this post...

OK, so I don't think the creators of YGG were really high when they created this show. Its obvious that they did something right though. Jenna was fascinated. And so was 4 month old Emma.

Think I'm being a bit dramatic? See for yourself.

So how did Trace know about this show? I don't know. I decided that some things are just better left unknown.

When Emma was around 6 months-9 months old she had several breathing episodes that required her to use her nebulizer. She hated her breathing treatments, especially when she had her steriod treatments. I completely understood Roid Rage . My sweet baby had it. But I soon discovered one thing would make her calm down and let me give her the breathing treatment. Yo Gabba Gabba. Thank God for DVR.

When Ryan came home, totally uncontaminated by American television, he became interested in one, and only one show. Which one? You guessed it. Yo Gabba Gabba.

When this show comes on the world stops and both Emma and Ryan freeze where they are. If I need to do something there's one sure way to keep them busy for 22 minutes. Don't believe me? See for yourself.

Yes, Emma has no pants on. When I taped this I hadn't planned on putting it on YouTube for the whole world to see. At least I have a few years before she hates me for it.


Kristin said...

That is too funny! Wish there was something out there to keep mine frozen. :-)

Laurie said...

That was actually a petty incredible story about your daughter's nebulizer treatments. I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog!

Denise said...


Its completely true! You can see from the video that she just watches and tunes everything else out. In fact, once I published that post I played the YouTube videos to make sure that they worked and she was hypnotized again-- and Ryan came running. We must have watched the first one 10 times before I made them take a bath.

I make fun of YGG but my kids love it and even though its "different" I think its the "different" that makes them love it.

Plus, when Emma's teething I can sing "Don't, don't, don't bite your friends!"

Laurie said...

Oops! I'm so sorry, Denise. I just realized I wrote "petty" but meant "pretty"!

Haha, oh yes, I have to use YGG songs in daily life too!

Oh, and I always wondered why the college kids were SO into it also. I'm assuming it's because of the ultra hip musicians if anything. (Whew! *wink*)

Your children are all so beautiful. You're a super mom!

wingepr said...

Oh, I just dont know if I could take that one. My is addicted to shows on Noggin and Disney.

They are too cute.

Jill said...

Denise, I am laughing about this...this show is FREAKY and my littlest guy stops everything to watch...I never in my wildest dreams would think this ridiculous show would STAY on the air!!!!!

Mom2Three said...

"There's a party in my tummy... so yummy! So yummy!!!"

"You've got your turn, gotta wait your turn.... it's only fair... to wait right there!!!!"

Yah. We're total Gabba Gabba Heads here, too. It is sort of hypnotic, of course I don't just sit there and watch it, but those songs get stuck in my head!!

Chinazhoumom said...

This is for the saying "WHAT THE FXXX"
**I too wish I invinted the pet rock!!!

Lindsey's mom said...

Ok...thanks for the video clip of that show. Lindsey watched it about 6 times!! To funny that video of the little ones!

Denise said...

Just doing my part to spread the Yo Gabba Gabba cheer!

BTW, my own kids have watched that clip on my blog several times today and countless times last night.

Donna said...

That show totally creeps me idea why. So I never let my girls watch it. I'm actually afraid they might like it and then I'd have to watch it. I think you have to be a small child or on drugs to like it!

I think there's a subliminal message in the Pokemon cartoons b/c my kids freeze if that is on. Like they are completely hypnotized. It's crazy.

Loved the yogurt pic!