Barney...friend or foe

It’s like I’m reliving a childhood nightmare…the redheads are HOOKED on Barney. I went through this about 16 ½ years ago, when my child was old enough to actually sit still long enough to watch television. Barney was just coming out and getting popular. But it was the ONLY show she would sit and watch. For hours. So, Barney became my best baby sitter.

Now it’s the only show the redheads will sit and watch. Big Sis will watch a little of Handy Manny but it doesn’t hold her attention like the purple dinosaur does.

We started out letting them watch a dvd on the den tv but that got old for us adults quick. We had to get control of our tv again. So my husband drug out the old vhs player and an old tv we’ve had for about twenty years and set it up in their room. We got my daughter’s vhs tapes out and even got the redhead’s daddy’s old vhs tapes. Yes, he watched Barney too. I guess it is instilled in their blood.

They always want someone to sit on the bed with them and watch. I have watched hours upon hours of Barney in the past three or so weeks. I can recall every little ditty that they sang when my daughter was little. I just don’t know how much more I can take though!!! Here lately, I’ve been trying to explain to them that I need to do things or need to watch the weather or whatever. It is getting easier to slip out and easier for them to stay in their room by themselves and watch it. I love spending time with my angels but there’s only so much Barney an adult can take.

I love you,
You love me,
We’re a happy family
With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you,
Won’t you say you love me too.


HorribleLicensePlates said...

Oh no! not the song! That's what always kills me is that song. Over and over and over... :-)

dhcoop said...


parrotmom said...

that is the tune that PD uses every so often to sing to Stormie. Luckily the words have been changed.

i'm black betty said...

barney is so annoying...ugh.


Jen said...

I DESPISE BARNEY!!! OMG!!! I still think they have subliminal messages that keep kids hooked. It's awful.

Mrs.H said...

Have they seen any veggie tales or 321 penguins? I could watch them for hours myself.

tgtank said...

We play Veggie Tales dvd's in the church nursery but the animated shows will not hold their attention. Never tried 321 Penguins.