There are lots of things that may cause you to lose your sh*t as a parent: repeating yourself, cleaning a perfectly avoidable mess, a child refusing sleep, for example.
But there is nothing like the unique pain of having to watch and/or listen to a children’s television show you cannot stand.
Like nails on a chalkboard, a particular melody or character’s voice can get under your skin. Then, through no fault of your own, it will ruin your mood for the foreseeable future, and maybe even make you regret having kids in the first place. (Or maybe that’s just me being forced to participate in the guessing during The Masked Singer.)
We spoke to Mamamia parents to see what their least favourite kids’ show is, and were surprised to discover it’s… Bluey.
JUST JOKING. As if. Bluey’s the best thing to happen to Aussie screens.
So, is your least favourite show on the below list?
PJ Masks: Because my son has a meltdown whenever I try to stop him binging it! – Erica
Bananas in Pyjamas: We all just accepted these characters in childhood, but really…THEY ARE GIANT CHERNOBYL BANANAS WHO SPEAK. And what is with that intro tune? I want to rip off my ears. – Amelia
Bob the Builder: Same sh*t, different day. I bet it’s just a front for organised crime. – Nama
Baby Jake: Eyeroll emoji. – Jane
The InBestigators: That character, Maudie. Sorry to be a traitor to the empowerment of young girls, but please, Maudie, you’re an annoying, patronising know-it-all with no sense of humour. (Again, sorry, I know there is a young actor who’s doing a brilliant job!) – Anon (just to be safe.)
Fireman Sam: Just let that little sh*t Norman Price burn, and all Ponty Pandy’s problems will be over. – Brooke
OMG Norman is the world’s biggest SHITE! Can’t stand him or his voice. – Kristina
Dora the Explorer: From “Swiper no swiping” to the Map song to Dora staring vacantly while she waits for an answer from viewers, it’s an all-round nightmare to listen to and visually fugly, too. – Nama
Peppa Pig: Peppa is a brat! I don’t like my kids watching it for that reason. – Jasmine
She is rude and I really hate how she talks to her parents. Lots of references to being naughty and then they call one character a ‘clever clogs’ all the time, but it is in an almost derogatory way! – Jessica