10 Things About Being a CBeebies Watching Parent

10 Things About Being a CBeebies Watching Parent


1.       You will hug Justin Fletcher / Mr Tumble if you ever see him on the street. Thanks to him you learned it was okay to let your tot sit in front of the TV for 20 minutes while you sat down/went to the toilet/put the washing on.


2.       You’ve tried to brush your tot’s teeth in time with the Tombliboos on In the Night Garden in an attempt to make it easier/ more fun.


3.       You sing “Who’s at the door?” every time the bell rings.


4.       There will be at least one Cbeebies character that you develop an irrational  hatred of.


5.       You can’t sing “Ruby, Ruby, Ruby” by The Kaiser Chiefs without singing “Duggee, Duggee, Duggee.”


6.       You like RastaMouse but can’t quite figure out whether it’s racist to sing like him. You settle for sounding decidedly white and middle class instead.

7.       You’re waiting for their to be a same sex family on “My Family”.


8.       You know if you’re running late for anything based on what is on CBeebies.


9.       You occasionally find yourself still watching CBeebies when little one is down for their nap.


10.   You keep tagging @CBeebiesHQ in tweets in the hope they’ll offer you a spot presenting.


Or is it just me?



  1. 26th November 2017 / 10:05 pm

    This is brilliant!! I always sing who’s at the door and irritate myself every time I do it.

    • 27th November 2017 / 4:57 pm

      I went through the canteen in work the other day singing “This is my house and its so much fun….”. Thankfully not that loud.

  2. Sadie | Be Your Own Example
    26th November 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I love Rastamouse, and since I learned that the guy who does the voice is also putting on that accent I don’t feel quite so bad for my own impression. And I have quite a few characters I irrationally hate…as well as one I secretly fancy (Mr Bloom).

    • 27th November 2017 / 4:56 pm

      I always think Mr Bloom should be selling drugs from his truck! I think I might have a crush on Rory from My Pets and Me. I hate one of the kids from a show, but I feel so bad for it I won’t even post who she is, but she gets right on my wick! LOL

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