Yo Gabba Gabba!

Tater’s second birthday party…Yo Gabba Gabba! style

My sweet boy. I love you more than life itself! I love you too much (I don’t know if you remember or not, but when you were little, that’s what me and your daddy always told you and your sisters)! One day, when you get older, my goal is that you might sit down and read through some – or all – of these posts and understand more about me and who I am as a person, not just who I am as your mom. I hope you will learn why things happened, how they happened…maybe a few things you didn’t even know happened.

And I want you to know how much I love staying at home with you everyday. Sure, you’ll read this post and this one, and maybe even this one, and you will think that all I ever did was complain about what a monster you were and that I didn’t enjoy you. But that isn’t true. You are amazing little people, but sometimes raising little people can be extremely frustrating, to say the least. I hope someday that you will be able to know and understand what I mean.

There is one thing that I will never understand, and that is your love for Yo Gabba Gabba!. You can watch the same episode over and over and never get tired of it. You know the songs. You know the dances. You love the characters. You love it so much that for your second birthday party Yo Gabba Gabba! was the theme.

I, on the other hand,  hate Yo Gabba Gabba!. I’d rather stab my eyes…and ears for that matter…out than watch one more freaking episode of Yo Gabba Gabba!. I know that it’s supposed to help you learn about all kinds of things like manners, sharing, playing fairly, eating well, and feeling good about yourself. But DJ Lance Rock is weird…he’s whack. He carries Brobee, Toodee, Plex, Muno, and Foofa around in a case and then lets them out and they come to life? But they are little – they are miniatures or something. In their own little world. But DJ Lance Rock still interacts with them. And then they get back in the case and he closes it up, and carts them off. To where, I don’t know. Why? I don’t know. I don’t get the relationship. It would kinda sorta make sense to me if DJ Lance Rock was a kid and he was pretending to play with his “friends”. That, I’d be good with. But a full grown man? That’s just weird and I don’t get it. But I watch it every day, sometimes multiple times a day, because you love it so much. And I never say a word about a weirdo DJ Lance Rock is.
I love you, Tater! But I cannot wait to never, ever, ever have to watch Yo Gabba Gabba ever again!

Mama's Losin' It
This letter was written to Tater for my participation in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. It  was in response to Prompt #1: Describe a popular kids toy or show that you just don’t understand. This workshop has been so beneficial to me because it forces me to use my brain. To get me outside of the daily mommy mode. To be creative. And I meant every word I said, Tater!

And so it goes…


  1. Farmers Wifey says:
    I don't understand this show either but my kids love it....I love your blog, following you now!!
  2. Ah, that's so sweet! Even the stabbing the eyes part, lol. I don't know anything about Gabba gabba (thank GOD) lol....but I get the feeling it's like when my kids watched Barney over and over. I have visions of forks in my eyes in those days. lol.
  3. Man, I have yet to be introduced to Yo Gabba Gabba! but that sounds all kinds of creepy.
  4. Florida Girl Meets the Midwest says:
    I wonder how far off this really is from an obsession with Mr. Roger's Neighborhood?

    Great post. Stopping by from Mama Kat's.
  5. WhisperingWriter says:
    My daughter loves Yo Gabba Gabba too. It also frightens me. I've met some mothers who are all, "I LOVE the show." Um? Are we watching the same thing?
  6. lol, I've never even heard of Yo Gabas something. Must be a tv thing, sweet cake though.
  7. This seems to be a common theme today. The 2nd blog I've visited that doesn't get it. Personally I'm glad I don't have to try. That knowledge alone makes my sassy all too vocal kids more tolerable. Thanks.
  8. Mama Michie (aka Michaela) says:
    I have only ever seen a minute or two of that show and I already thought that was enough. Thanks for stopping by to say hi!
  9. One Love Mama says:
    Holy Moly, I never even thought that our little ones would read our blogs one day! I'm sure they will be amazed at how cool we are LOL :D
    I'm thinking about participating in Mama Kat's workshop, how does it work?
  10. If SHE can figure it out.......... says:
    I'm really glad that kids don't quite grasp the "concept" of some shows - It's more than a little creepy to carry your friends around in a suitcase....
  11. Mommy's Sippy Cup says:
    You, too? I've actually flipped through the tv and had to watch it for a second to see what all the hype was about. Dear, Lord! How do kids actually like that. When they are older, they are going to wonder how they actually endured such pain!! Haha :)
  12. i dont understand them either. they're not even cute. i'd choose yo gabba gabba over teletubbies any day, though.

    visiting from mama kat's :)
  13. yo gabbba gabba is a show all in itself that is for sure! we are on to wow wow wubsy right now...over and over and over...as you well know!
  14. "But he's a grown man!" HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    I love how you started off all sweet and then took it up a notch or 2!
  15. NanaDiana says:
    OMGosh! What has happened to WinkyDinky (lol) or was it TinkyWinky & Dipsy & Lala & Po...remember them? Remember all the controversy over whether one was gay (or not?) I suppose one day soon SOMEONE will have ther say about DJLance being a pervert of the worst sort and carrying children around in his case so that he can play with them at will. It's always something. The one that drives me nuts is that big doofus-SpongeBob! lol Now how do you suppose he can have a fire UNDER WATER? Amazing! Atlantis can't be far off~
  16. I always changed the channel when Yo Gabba Gabba came on. They freak me out and the guy with the grey hair and glasses is really creepy looking.

    When you get a chance can you stop by for a visit. There is an award waiting for you. Your Award
  17. Tom and Karen Mortensen says:
    Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog Karen's Journal. I took your advice and added a followers gadget. Your blog is really cute. Thanks again for stopping by and hope to see you again. Have a wonderful day.
  18. My kids are too old for Yo Gabba Gabba (I don't even know what it is), but I remember hating The Teletubbies and that stupid purple dinosaur Barney with a deep deep passion.

    My younger daughter adored both.

    I am soooo happy we have moved on. I actually kind of like iCarly, her latest obsession!
  19. Michelle says:
    HAHAHA!! I absolutely HATE Yo Gabba Gabba as well... Mostly because the big red guy just totally looks like male anatomy... Yup... I said it... Loved the letter!
  20. Christine says:
    I have yet to see this show. I keep hearing about it, but I think I'm going to continue to stay away until I have to...
  21. Emily Ann says:
    I totally agree with you on Yo Gabba Gabba... My daughter is the same way with this show, and Team Umizoomi... Atleast that show is a little more tolerable!!

    "Its Dancy Dance time!" HAHA. Just had to throw that out there for you!

    Have an amazing weekend!!!


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