A Mom’s Message To Daniel Tiger

Damn you Daniel Tiger.

Yes, you are cute.

Yes, you teach good lessons to my son.

And yes, I love you much more than SpongeBob.

But damn you for singing one song a hundred times in each episode. I end up with that song stuck in my head… all day long.

My son likes to watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood when he eats his breakfast, which is usually while I am busy getting the kids ready for school. But I hear it. Oh, I hear it. The same song, over and over. Bright and early each morning.

Then for the next 16 hours or so, I hum them. Over and over. And over and over.

Here is today’s catchy little ditty…

“There are potties everywhere
Potties for us to share
So if you gotta go, no matter where you are
There’s a potty not too far.

When you have to go potty
And go right away
Flush and Wash and be on your way”


You can listen to it on iTunes here if you want to drive yourself crazy today. I recommend you don’t!

Or if you see happen to see me at the grocery store today, I’ll be the one singing this as I shop.

I have one side note about this particular song: while I like that they are teaching to FLUSH and WASH (something my son, and sometimes my husband, both need a refresher course on!), I have one complaint about it – what about wiping?  They forgot that! Gross.

So to the very sweet and helpful Daniel Tiger,Fred_Rogers_and_Daniel_Tiger

While I love that you are so cute. And even better, I love that your series was inspired by the original “Mister Rogers Neighborhood”, and his very own Daniel Striped Tiger puppet. (I grew up watching Mister Rogers, and even had the honor of having Fred Rogers himself give my college commencement speech. I loved him).

I would like to formerly request that maybe you sing the jingle, oh, say 50 times in each episode, instead of 100!

Thanks Daniel!

~ Cindie xo


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  • Reply Heather May 19, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Amen sister!

  • Reply Thomasina May 19, 2015 at 10:56 am

    LOL! So much this! My 15 month-old and 6 year-old LOVE DT. We, too, apply every song now to everything we’re doing. Even my husband. He was doing homework one night and he started singing…”When you’re feeling frustrated…take a step back and ask for help.” Lol

    • Reply May 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Yep, I know that song too!!!

  • Reply Emily May 19, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Haha! And what about pants!?

  • Reply Melissa (Wading Through Motherhood) May 26, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Ha ha! As I read this, I have the song ‘see what it is, you might feel better’ from some Daniel Tiger episode.

    • Reply May 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

      Yep! I know that one too! lol

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