Elf has a new favourite TV programme.
Spongebob Squarepants. Until now, I thought it was some awful cartoon. And I'm wrong. Well it is an awful cartoon but it is harmless and quite funny actually. Elf does laugh when he watches it. And sings the theme tune.
I asked myself the question - how many favourites has he had so far?
Baby Einstein - OK this was really my favourite, you know when you needed to take that shower, or that call, you felt safe leaving them in the hands of all those odd creatures in the Baby Neptune one. Well it's educational right? Anything which has pictures of moving toys and background classical music has got to be educational! My only bugbear - it used to say OCEAN and I'd say NO IT'S THE SEA. I used to shout at it. Moving swiftly on....
Bob the Builder - the staple (pun intended) of any tot's telly timetable (Elf's dad has just criticised me as stapling isn't associated with building - whatever)
Fireman Sam - or Firemum Sam as Elf called it - was I wrong to fancy Helicopter Tom?
In the Night Garden - I do miss that after a hard day's work. My old friend CWB knew one of the Tombliboos and if you knew what HE knew about him, you wouldn't be so keen for your little one to be desperate to watch Night Garden every night!
Fimbles - yes I didn't quite understand that one either.
Numberjacks - wasn't the Number Taker scary?
Waybuloo - Elf was a bit too old for this, but obsessed all the same
Backyardigans - took me ages to work out the premise of the show. (Pals meet in joint back garden and act out some fantasy or other usually involving an Egyptian queen and a quest for 3 things.) Very educational, and I'm not joking.
Ben 10 - a bit new for us and we're still learning. So that alien is Ben right?
Clone Wars - obsessed with Star Wars and now the half-hour cartoon. Too many guns though eh?
And we're back to Spongebob. What are your kids' (and your!) favourite programmes? Do you enjoy any more than they do? Do you (wrongly) fancy any characters?!