Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year you’ve heard about the toddler phenomenon “Baby Shark” on YouTube. My daughter knows how to ask Alexa for one thing and that one thing is Baby Shark. I’ currently sitting on the couch next to a yellow stuffed Baby Shark, and I’m the proud owner of two tickets to Baby Shark Live! in two months.
It’s everywhere and it will haunt your dreams. But don’t wait — there’s more. The Baby Shark creators have come out with a new item your kids might just love more than the song itself. Baby Shark, breakfast cereal addition.
With nearly 3.2 billion views, that’s right BILLION. “Baby Shark” is everywhere. And if you haven’t heard of it, well, you may consider yourself somewhat lucky.
I tried to keep my kids and mostly me safe from what I knew to be a highly addictive and annoying trend that I knew once opened could not be stopped from infiltrating every aspect of our household.
Kids rule our lives, and as parents our lives seem to revolve around whatever obsession our kids have developed lately. It could be Mickey Mouse or Pokemon, but for some (myself included) “Baby Shark” has completely taken over our lives.
Before I was a full time snack bitch for free, I was a paid snack bitch at a preschool where I sang “Baby Shark” probably 3 times per week.
So you can imagine my surprise when I first heard of the “Baby Shark” YouTube video. I couldn’t imagine how this was viral, to me it was old news.
I managed to keep my children safe from the obsession for months. The last thing I wanted was the song playing on repeat throughout my home.
That is until Thanksgiving day, when someone (and I don’t know who and have not been able to throat punch them yet) decided to play “Baby Shark” for my youngest daughter to dance along with.
Honestly, I would have appreciated a heads up before you completely ruined my life. I mean it’s just common courtesy, but whatevs.
However, I, being amazingly smart, told my daughter that “Baby Shark” only played at her aunt’s house. I was safe..for now.
I was safe and “Baby Shark” free until I left my husband home with the kids while I went to Target. I lesuirely strolled the aisles sipping my Starbucks and pretending I didn’t have fruit snacks and diapers in my cart.
It turns out I left the house unsupervised for a little bit too long because as I walked in the door the first thing to hit my ears was “DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO.”
I knew then that my life would never be the same. All of my efforts to keep this viral sensation from entering my home had been crushed by my husband’s desire to be a cool dad.
So here I am now. Another parent meant to be driven insane by this repetitve chant with actions and a tune that just won’t die. It’s fine. I’m fine.
Pinkfong really does know what they are doing, and they have created the perfect storm for a child’s obsession.
Have you seen this video? The colors are bright and amazing I can’t help but be mesmerized every time it graces the screen of my television or phone.
And the actions are so frigging adorable, and charming. Making a fist for the grandpa and grandma teeth? Come on!
Trust me, this song will get stuck in your head. One day you will wake up at 4 in the morning singing it. You’ll find yourself singing it in the shower, car, and just about anywhere.
Next thing you know you will be buying all sorts of merchandise like stuffed sharks that sing the song and even bigger stuffed sharks that sing the song.
Did I mention the books that sing “Baby Shark?” And other renditions about farm animals and such. Seriously there are like 9 different buttons on the book and only one plays the original song.
Do not, I repeat, do not take the book on a 11 hour road trip. It will drive you crazy. Nothing makes Reno, NV worse than “Baby Shark” on repeat. Trust me.
Did I mention that I have tickets to “Baby Shark Live!” in two months? Are they going to sing the song for 90 minutes on repeat? If that’s the case my kid will be in heaven.
The word on the street is that there may also be a “Baby Shark” television show in the works, so set your DVRs, unless you want to face your toddlers wrath. Scary!
You might be thinking, okay, okay I get it. Baby Shark is everywhere. It’s on everything and a part of everything. There can’t possibly be anymore.
Baby Shark is not done. They are about to take over the most holy part of every American morning.
I know it doesn’t make any sense, but honestly, neither do PopTarts or Paw Patrol waffles. If there is a will, there’s a way. And if parents will buy it they will make it.
Kellog’s has decided to launch it’s very own Baby Shark cereal, and from the sounds of it all kids are going to love it.
Besides little berry flavored sharks the cereal will also feature marshmallows, which basically means mom might sneak a handful or two every morning.
The cereal will be available at Sam’s Club on August 17th, according to CNN. And will then be availble in Walmart in late September.
So basically you can start the school year off being your kindergartener’s hero by buying a box of sugar for her to chow down on before heading on the school bus.
Afterall they are the bus driver and teacher’s problem at that point. Leaving you free to enjoy your coffee and congratulate yourself on winning this whole parent thing.