I love Barney!


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It all happened one fine day a couple of months back, when I was keeping a baby audio CD in our TV drawer cabinet.  I opened the drawer and lo and behold, the kay-poh-chi Ethan came over, peered over my shoulder and saw a Barney DVD set.  He took it out and asked me to play the DVD for him.  His Aunty Pauline was the one who had bought this DVD set so many many moons ago, but at that time, Ethan was very disinterested in it, that’s why we kept it away.

Anyway, I took out one of the DVDs and played it.  Ethan was … transfixed.  He didn’t finish watching it, but he was definitely enjoying himself.  By and by, he began to participate in the activities and action songs in the DVD.  In fact, it is through Barney DVDs that he learnt the Itsy Bitsy Spider, and One Two Buckle My Shoe song, just to name a few.  He can now watch the entire 45 minute to an hour Barney show without interruption.

That’s not all, he sometimes will request for his Barney soft toy too.  This toy was also a present from his Kor Kor but it had been in his cot, untouched for such a long time.  See, here he is posing with Barney, when he was a wee little baby of 5 months’ old:

 

Looks like Barney mania has hit him.  There’s a clip of a Barney live performance in one of the DVDs that Ethan can repeatedly watch over and over again.  He even imitates the way Barney walks (big steps) sometimes.  You know, I still don’t understand the fascination of kids with Barney, but when it causes Ethan to give me a loving adorable kiss on the cheeks after the “I Love You” song, nothing can be sweeter.

 

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10 comments

barney sure looks violenish and dinosaurish….no wonder ethan koko is hooked…hee!

Joyce says: HAHA…he’s supposed to be purple and cuddly!

I oso don’t u/std y all kids (who’re exposed to it) love Barney. But boy’s current fav is Mickey Mouse. Oni wanna watch Mickey on tv. Nothing else keeps him on his chair. I’m vy bored of ‘Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse!’

Joyce says: I thought I heard Ethan attempting to say, “Oh Tooooo-DLES!!!”

Ahhhhhhhhh! Barney-mania has claimed another victim! LOL.

You know what? When my nephew went thru his Barney phase, I had to sit and watch 2 - 3 hours of Barney with him every day. I swear, if Barney wasn’t so educational, I’d have chucked the whole VCD collection out the window! *wink & grin*

Did you know also that the US army used the “I love you” song to break down their captives mentally? They just played it on endless repeat 24/7 with no break until the captives were begging them to stop. Lawl.

Joyce says: Got that right… LOL I do agree Barney is educational. Helps too that I have a nice singing voice. Ahem.

hehe.. he’s siding barney rather than pooh in that pix…

Joyce says: Hehe..that’s cos he can’t sit upright properly yet.

That reminds me to loan you some of my children barney’s collection.

Joyce says: Can’t wait…

Ugh, I loathe Barney but I LOVE that baby shot of Ethan! Such chubby cheeks and thighs :-)

Joyce says: Yup, that was in his Mr Bulat days :P

Join the club! I eat, breathe and live Barney 24/7 because Bryan thinks Barney is the greatest thing apart from milk!

That photo with Barney is so cute!

Joyce says: Thanks!

oh JOyce, that picture of Ethan boy when he was 5 months old is so cute and chubby !!

Joyce says: I know! That’s how he got his nickname!

Visited yr site few times… I think it’s my first time put up comments. My son loves Barney too !

Joyce says: Welcome! I think Barney is a hit with all kids!