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Join Date: May 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
When I was little (between two and four/five) I would wake up in the morning and my mum would watch A Country Practice before I watched The Book Club and Humphrey B Bear. I had to wait for a boring talk show to finish before my shows came on.
In the afternoons, she would watch Oprah, who I thought looked like my sister. Then she watched Ricki Lake and I would watch Sesame Street and Play School. On Sesame Street, they used to show toothpaste being squeezed out of a tube, then going back in. I always wanted to do that and I liked trying, but now I’ve realised they were rewinding it and playing it backwards. Whenever there was music playing on Play School, I thought it only started when the people were dancing, and they caused it to play.
After that, I watched other kids shows, but they used to change which ones to show. There was a TV in my sister’s room which was next to the bathroom, so I used to watch TV when I was in the bath. I remember Johnson and Friends, Postman Pat, Thomas The Tank, a Beatrix Potter show, Fireman Sam, Goran’s Farm, Gullah Gullah Island, Allegra’s Window, Dinosaurs and a lot of others.
At night, we would watch The Price Is Right, Home and Away and any shows on after it, like Better Homes and Gardens or All Saints.
When I was too old for them, I still watched shows like Dora The Explorer and Blue’s Clues because I thought all kids were supposed to watch them because they were educational. No one told me I had to, but I thought it meant I was well behaved somehow.
I liked watching TVSN (the home shopping channel) and trying to remember all of the numbers for everything they showed so I could picture what I would say on the phone if I was older and I was ever going to buy anything. I thought you needed to say every item number and word that was on the screen, and I thought that would be hard to remember.