Yo Gabba Gabba! May Induce Hypnotism, Evidently

16 months.

Though I am intentionally keeping Jack from regularly watching TV until he turns two years-old, because I believe in the theory that it is linked to Autism, I really really look forward to the day that he and I can watch some cool shows together. Just about a half a year from now…

So I’m currently in the process of scouting out shows for he and I to enjoy together, as a I scroll through the children’s section of Netflix’s instant streaming on my Wii.

My favorite so far is Yo Gabba Gabba! It is surreal, extremely repetitive, and saturated in techno music. While watching this show, I make it a personal goal of mine not to get hypnotized by DJ Lance Rock and friends.

As for my only niece on my side of the family, she wasn’t as successful to resist as I have been.

While spending Easter weekend in Alabama with my family, I told my sister she had to watch to first episode of Yo Gabba Gabba!

Her husband watched Jack play on the living room floor as I held their daughter Calla in my lap, who was curious to catch a glimpse of the show.

Calla has a reputation for not easily taking naps during the day. From what I’ve observed, she has to be held and rocked to fall asleep.

So it was very strange for my sister to watch this happen:

She ended up sleeping in this awkward face-down position for about 20 minutes. I wish I could give Yo Gabba Gabba! all the credit, but I should take some for myself. I’m thinking that my “manly musk” is part of the comfort in helping my niece enter Slumber Land.

I naturally smell like an enchanted forest. Sort of like the one featured on Yo Gabba Gabba!


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  1. by Erin Gifford @ Kidventurous

    On April 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I hate to admit it, but I like Yo Gabba Gabba (my 2.5 y.o. is a big fan). I took my my kids (2, 4 & 6) to see them in concert in September, and they actually were quite mesmerizing. Plus, they had Biz Markie out there busting out 90s rap, so how could you not love the show?

  2. by Nick Shell

    On April 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    That is so cool! I want to go!