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Sh*tty Moms Enraged Over Block of Programming for Sh*tty Moms. Irony Ensues

By Guerrillamom @mariaguido
Wow.  Where do I begin?
There is a cable channel called NickJr.  If you have kids, you've probably heard of it because it is where Yo Gabba Gabba and Pocoyo live.  Kids love Yo Gabba Gabba and Pocoyo.
Sh*tty moms enraged over block of programming for sh*tty moms.  Irony ensues
Anyway, it is a cable TV channel that shows programs for toddlers.  It used to do this 24 hours a day - which, frankly, I always thought was excessive - because what toddler watches TV at midnight?  Turns out, a lot of them do - as evidenced by the number of mothers freaking out over a new block of programming that is running on this channel from 10pm to 2am.  It's called Nick Mom - and it's for drinking, complaining, underachieving mothers like myself.  Or so that is what all of the sanctimommies that are bombarding the network with hate mail are saying.
We will continue to speak out with our voices and wallets to Nick and the sponsors. You are out of touch with real parents and families. Get the mommy porn off the kids channel.
Unbelievable the "shit" that's on tv!!! Children don't have the choice to come into the world, you make that decision, and if you think it's a job, maybe you don't deserve children, I too realize its meant to be a joke, but it's stupid none of the less!!
Why so negative? How about posting something cute and sweet? Oh wait this is NickMom, thief of childrens television and pusher of negativity and immorality.
I went to the websiteto examine the shows, and for the life of me I can't figure out what is so offensive about any of this.  No way in hell would I call it porn.  No way.  Apart from thinking that women talking about their sex lives is porn the other big complaint about this programming, is it cuts into children's programming.  Yeah, it does.  Between the hours of 10pm and 2am.  Why in the hell are your toddlers watching TV between 10pm and 2am?  
This is all the little kids have to watch and everytime it comes on my 20 mo old daughter comes running & crying then of course at 10pm there is no other child oriented programming on.
I think that it is funny that Muno on Yo Gabba Gabba looks like a dancing red d**do, but I don't think that this Nickmom garbage is funny at all. The reason I say that is because I can find humor and entertainment in the shows that my child watches and I can be entertained with her. But she can't watch NickMom with me and be entertained, she can't even be exposed to the content. Why put something on that you have to send your child out of the room to watch? You can't exactly send them to their room to watch Nick Jr now can you? 
Whatever - to each his own.  But has anyone ever heard of a DVD player?  Is Nick Jr. the only channel on your television?  Also, try handing your toddler a book or some toys.  Kids generally like those things.
I'm not trying to be a judgemental jerk here - Lucien watches a little TV, too.  But if your parenting skills become unravelled because of a four hour block of time that you can't place your child in front of the TV - you've got some reflecting to do.  
Okay - maybe I am being judgemental.  You suck.  Also, it's election season.  I can think of far more worthy petitioning to be doing.  Ugh.

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