Next time you see your grandchildren, prepare to provide a shoulder to cry on – the little ones especially will need help understanding why one of their favourite things in the whole world is no longer available.
The much beloved, slightly hypnotic TV show Curious George — a show about an intelligent monkey owned by a man in a yellow hat — is an absolute favourite for kids across the country, so much so that when the ABC suddenly dropped the show, parents staged a rebellion.
They took to the ABC Kids for Parents Facebook page to show Aunty exactly how their children felt about the decision.
One mum posted this picture of her daughter with the comment below:
Where’s Curious George?
We had a mini melt down when Dinosour Train came on instead of our favourite monkey…”
Then there was this little guy:
His note read: “hoi Jimmy Giggle, get our Curious George back please. From Joseph”
“We’ve gone through the stages of grief in a matter of moments, denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance. My second eldest decided to write a note. Please bring Curious George back. We already miss the little monkey, ” wrote Joseph’s mum.
Other parents jumped onboard with claims their kids had “meltdowns” after Curious George was pulled from its crucial bed-time slot of 6.20pm. Parents and grandparents like the cartoon which it’s felt is an educational program.
Some of the posts included graphic photos of tantrums including full face shots of snotty noses and tears.
As every grandparent knows that time frame is simply too long for a small child to grasp and telling them George will be back on telly 33 big sleeps just wont cut it.