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4/19/12

#NickJrProblems - Like #FirstWorldProblems, But For Kids!

This is a redo from this weekend, because readership is low on the weekend (10 comments?  I can do better).  I had enough positive feedback from the people reading it the first time, so I had to share it again.  If you like the post, feel free to tweet, stumble, digg and share it in any way.  Thanks!


I love websites like First World Problems and Rich People Problems that tackle issues like:

"Playing Angry Birds and I fling the bird in the wrong direction."

and

"I put a band-aid on my thumb and now I can only text with one hand..."

They make me laugh and realize I have things fairly well. I don't complain often because I still have it better than most.

But, thanks to my four-year-old nephew and TV-time with him, I realize it could be worse. Much worse.

I present to you, a list of "Nick Jr. Problems." Problems that toddlers and young children have to face, when they go on adventures with Dora or Wubbzy.

"Our carnival is missing music and goodies! Only the llama can help us now..."

"We need to search Hawaii beaches in order to surf the perfect wave."

"Our Marching Band can't march because there is a duck in the way!"

"We need to save a baby cow stuck in a tree, but a twister is coming!"

"My map won't come out of my backpack unless everyone shouts 'MAP' really loud!"

"An adventure isn't truly over unless we have sang at least two songs."

"I like Christmas, but what about the squirrels? Do they like Christmas? Let's get the squirrels presents!"

"A mouse is trapped in a saxophone, and we need to use teamwork to blow him out."

"An angry boar took our ball! What will we play with now? I know! Let's see if he wants to share!"

"Sea animals are stuck in a coral cage in the bottom of the ocean. We need to find a giant octopus to help us free the animals!"

"Our goldfish got stuck in the aquarium's treasure chest. How do we get him out?"

"A chicken is asking for spring flowers. Let's go pick some!"

"We were floating down the river to go play at a polka party, but our instruments fell in the water."


And many, many, MANY more.

(and I'm sure a handful of parents of 3-7 year-olds can probably match at least half of these 'problems' to the shows they came from...)

What do you think? Should there be a "TV Toddler Problems" website listing these? Should we do Disney as well? (Hot dog, hot diggity dog!!)

Should we start a fun #NickJrProblems hashtag and see if we can't get it to trend on twitter?

If you are a parent and want to add to this list, please share your 'problems' below with a comment.

Now, if you'll excuse me, my jaguar sidekick and I are going to teach an emperor penguin how to play a harmonica, so he can perform for his sister's birthday party.
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9 witty retorts:

Zombie said...

I miss the good ol days of Nick JR. Blues clues with Steve and Face and all that... *Sigh*

AccordingtoJewels said...

I have no words for this post. I honestly can't believe I knew what shows/episodes a lot of those were from. I DON'T HAVE KIDS! Damn my job. lol. I could go on and on about how ridiculous these "problems" are but then again do children really need to know at 3 that the real problems in the world are much worse? Nah...but they could at least try not to make them such pussy problems. Just saying.

Sweety Darlin said...

When my kids were young the baby was all about Blue's Clues! We had the chair the notebook and all the necessary little things that were required in order to watch the show.

My oldest, I don't even remember if she liked anything that much, but they are 14 and 16 now and will knock you down to watch the Veggie Tales It is like a psycho attack if they see new veggie tales on NetFlix!

CrazyTragicAlmostMagic said...

It's been forever since I had to watch Nick Jr. but it's still there. There was a song about a weather daisy and she sand a weather song. I can't remember the complete lyrics and it's been driving me nuts for the past 2 years.

The Beans said...

And just 'cause I like ducks, I'll comment again. D'awwwww!!!

-Barb the French Bean

Hey Monkey Butt said...

LOL... My girl is 8, I'm so glad she skipped these.

Adsila said...

I got my three year old granddaughter watching Scooby Doo and Looney Toons. She doesn't watch Nick Jr. but who knows...

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Hmm, I guess these make more sense if you've watched Nick Jr. recently... they don't get me laughing or thinking quite like FWP. I'm not sure I'd classify a chicken asking me to pick flowers as a "problem"... unless the problem is that I'm in a mental ward and think that chickens are talking to me.

Treading Water in the Kiddie Pool said...

This is really funny. Watching these shows with my kids, I've often thought "now that's just ridiculous" when they present the conflict.

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