To think people who send in birthday cards to Cbeebies for their DCs are barking?

(44 Posts)
Tryharder Sun 18-Apr-10 18:22:41

Presumably you don't know what time they are going to show it so you have to watch Cbeebies the entire day.

Also, they don't promise to show every card so what a waste of time if you've sat in front of the telly the whole day and they don't show it.

And presumably little Alfie aged 1 hasn't got a f**king clue what birthdays are anyway and the entire event passes over his head.

I dunno, call me mean-spirited, it just seems a bit of waste of effort.

Tyson86 Sun 18-Apr-10 18:25:05

I wanted to send one in for Ds who will be 2 in June but hvent as you say, would be watching cbeebies all day rather than celebrating. Ds loves the birthday card bit and watches it intently

wahwah Sun 18-Apr-10 18:27:06

I am too disorganised to bother, but I do think it would be nice for an older child. Was disturbed other day when Andy described a couple of the girls as looking 'pretty', not because I think he's dodgy, but because it seemed such a sexist thing to do.

So Yabu.

SloanyPony Sun 18-Apr-10 18:29:08

The birthday bit shows at the same time each day, doesn't it?

If a child watches it avidly, it would be lovely for them to see a card for them show.

I can't see myself getting round to it, we dont really watch a great deal of cbeebies, but I wouldn't call them barking necessarily, its a nice gesture

YABabitU

BendyBob Sun 18-Apr-10 18:32:23

Gah don't talk to me about this. I make a stupendously good one (64 Zoo Lane theme) years ago for dd1 (PFB) and they didn't even show ithmm.

It really was bloody good too...I find the years haven't dimmed my miffedness at it not being shown grin

shockers Sun 18-Apr-10 18:32:45

I'd tape it so they could see how keen you were when they're grown up grin.

Shaz10 Sun 18-Apr-10 18:33:02

I love the fact that the sibling is always on it too!

shockers Sun 18-Apr-10 18:34:01

Ahh... 64 Zoo Lane used to be my the DC's favourite.

EdgeofReason Sun 18-Apr-10 18:34:16

YANBU It's bonkers.

shockers Sun 18-Apr-10 18:35:08

Along with Maggie and the Ferocious Beast...

hocuspontas Sun 18-Apr-10 18:35:19

They should scrap it. It used to make non-arty mums like myself feel completely talentless. grin

plimsolls Sun 18-Apr-10 18:39:28

When I was a nanny, the DCs mum used to make me spend hours making birthday cards for CBeebies, invariably in my own time as there was never time to do it at work due to actually looking after the children rather than arsing about with pictures of teletubbies.

She thought it would be nice for them.

(I thought "shouldn't you bloody do it then?!?").

AND they never got shown.

I did one for DS when he 4. Didn't expect it to get shown but it did grin. I recorded the possible times and watched them later. He liked it too smile.

EmmaBemma Sun 18-Apr-10 18:41:40

I think it's a bit weird when the kid is 1, but otherwise it doesn't bother me.

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BlackFlyInYourChardonnay Sun 18-Apr-10 18:45:49

I made one for Ds last year- his 2nd Birthday blush
It was a bit crap, but they showed it (maybe for all the other parents to snigger at)

thumbwitch Sun 18-Apr-10 18:51:42

My sister does them for her DDs - and tapes the birthday card bits. So far, most of them have been shown and she has the taped bits to show them, so for her it has worked out ok.

I couldn't see the point myself either but then DS only had his 1st birthday in the UK and it really is pointless at that age, imo.

EggyAllenPoe Sun 18-Apr-10 18:55:34

DD loves it. i thought you were going to say 'AIBU to think if you send in a birthday card, it should have a nice picture of your child on it'

EggyAllenPoe Sun 18-Apr-10 18:56:40

so many of the pictures are a bit demonic.

The 'Birthday Time' is on at the same time each day and repeated about twice, no?

I was going to make the kids one, but I couldn't be arsed didn't have the time.

@ wahwah
Andy is NOT dodgy! He is lush! Sadly the DC are growing out of Cbeebies now, but I'll always find time for Andy!

MintHumbug Sun 18-Apr-10 19:10:28

I did it one year and never got shown so the next year I went bigger and artier grin.

The kids loved it - I taped it for them to watch and they were totally delighted

Tryharder Sun 18-Apr-10 19:13:19

OK, OK, I am clearly just bitter and twisted. grin. Or crap at art.

rookiemater Sun 18-Apr-10 19:17:31

They tell you on the website what times they read the birthdays out at so you can record it.

I made a card for DS and it was shown at practically the first slot.

He is 4 and he was delighted, particularly so when we show it to relatives ( it takes 1 min max) so he relives the thrill of his birthday and as someone who spent most of her childhood making creations for Take Art and never ever having them shown I must admit to a proud mummy moment when Andy pulled my artwork from the teddies lap.

I really need to get out more or develop some adult hobbies....

piscesmoon Sun 18-Apr-10 19:17:42

It isn't something that I would do, but I think it is rather sweet.

nickytwotimes Sun 18-Apr-10 19:21:12

I think it's nice too.
Haven't actually done it of course...

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