Tonight I went to visit my BFF, who’s visiting the big smoke with her 3 kids – C is 4, A is 3 and E (my fairygoddaughter) is 1.

I got to catch up on all the goss, play with the kids and eat banana cake. These kids are seriously  cute and they give me cuddles and like the presents I buy them.

Tonight I watched them all ride their bikes and attempt to knock each other off,  dodgem-style.

After we’d finished bathing them, the 2 big girls wanted me to read to them before I nicked off to my quiet, peaceful, child-free house.

And then I was introduced into the world of   In the Night Garden.

I’m sorry, but what the fark were they smoking when they created this?

I muddled my way through the book and poor C and A had to explain to me what everything was – I would stop on every page, spell out words and ask them wtf I was going on about. The girls would politely point at the Igglepiggle or whatever.

My BFF said she knows them as the “penis-shaped one” and “the one that looks like a turd”. Which I could totally identify with.

This is Makka Pakka. Doesn’t he look a bit like poop?

Okay, a lot like poop.

Also: “Makka Pakka Akka wakka Mikka makka moo!” Huh?!

It took me about 20 minutes to read this book – I think it would have been quicker if 4yo C read it.

But I was rewarded for getting through… that.  And I got to read The Paper Bag Princess.

The Paper Bag Princess is the story of a girl who goes and saves her boyfriend from a dragon and is then told by her boyfriend that she looks a bit scruffy and needs to tidy herself up a bit.


So she tells him to GTFO.

Now that’s a book I’ll happily read again and again to my little princesses :)

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4 thoughts on “My introduction to the weird world of In the Night Garden



    It’s insane, and the kids love it.

    Posted on 11 April 2011 at 10:18 pm
  2. Bella loves them, they fry my brain every time I watch it but its nice to have a quite moment.

    Posted on 11 April 2011 at 10:26 pm
  3. I used to hate In the Night Garden but now I find it kind of soothing. But your right it is a very strange show!

    Posted on 14 April 2011 at 8:48 pm
  4. Haha! This is really cute Spunky. I have NFI what any of the kids stuff is about. But neither does Angus… so we get by ;o)

    Posted on 25 April 2011 at 10:12 pm