I love you.
I wanted to start by saying that, just so you know I truly mean it. You are a beacon of light, a chance to drink tea, a break from the ridiculous role play demands of my toddler. There is nothing offensive about your programming; it is innocent, endearing and often educational.
You’ve never let me down. (Although there was that guilt-inducing promo you ran over summer featuring kids having the best fun in a forest and singing about how good it is to be outside in the fresh air. Cheers for that).
Anyway, to get to the point…… we need a break.
I’m sorry to have to deal you this blow, I really am. And I want you to know – it’s not you, it’s me. I became too reliant on you, CBeebies; I used you as a crutch and it was becoming a toxic relationship.
It was just too easy to turn to you. Yes, I got a lot of stuff done. Yes, I ended up rather enjoying a bit of Jamillah and Aladdin myself (especially the genie…ahem). But too much of a good thing can just be plain bad for you.
No longer can I go to bed with the Topsy and Tim theme tune scratching itself into my brain on a loop. I cannot keep bribing my children with extra Twirlywoos time. And I can no longer be so familiar with your scheduling that I could look at my watch at any given moment and just know what you’d be showing.
I got in too deep. I’m sorry. It’s my fault.
So that’s why you won’t be seeing me for a while. Once my attempts at crafting and exploring the outdoors ‘no matter the weather’ have driven me to breaking point, I’ll be back – of this I have no doubt. And you’ll welcome me with open arms, I’m sure – because that’s just how you are.
Lizzie @ TheID_Thieves xxx