You don't know Uniqua? Neither did I.
She's one of the Backyardigans, a 3-D Children's Program that is very popular among the "Nick, Jr." set - that's the Toddler version of the children's network Nickelodeon.
There are five animated friends who are Backyardigans - Pablo, Tyrone, Uniqua, Tasha, and Austin. Each week, they use their imaginations - a Very Important Exercise - and turn their backyard into completely different worlds that open to them for exploration and adventure.
The music is always relentlessly pleasant, in that simple sing-song toddler way. There is as much emphasis on music and dancing as there is on imagination, creativity, adventure and exploration.
Each episode features a different music genre (such as big band, reggae, Spaghetti Western, polka, Motown, and disco) and four new songs, usually with at least one rearrangement of a well-known or traditional song.
Uniqua is a unique creature that is unlike any other in the world, and Uniqua is also the name of her species.
She is a curious, self-confident and high-spirited pink creature with polka dots and overalls. Uniqua is almost always sweet and friendly, though her strong opinions and occasional stubbornness get in the way of her relationships (Hmmm . . .reminds me of someone . . .)
She is more of a tomboy unlike her friend Tasha, often imagines herself in roles requiring brains and fortitude (scientist, pirate captain, etc), and loves books. But she can be sometimes more "girly" than Tasha. (Hmmm . . . apple, meet tree.)
Did you notice that she's pink? Pink is our granddaughter's absolute, positive favorite color. Except, of course, if there's purple ("PUP-ILL!!!" I've never heard her say 'pink' or 'purple' without at least three exclamation points at the end, but 'pink' will also lift her right off her little feet in a happy-happy-joy-joy dance.)
So, what's a Nana to do? Of course, I searched online for a costume first before heading out to my local Costume store. I found costumes that ranged in price from $24.99 to $49.99.
Are you kidding me? For a Halloween costume?
No, they weren't. I did find one for $21.45 which I scooped up and ordered.
You don't have to be "stoopid in love" to be a Nana.
But, it helps.
This is your "Awwwwwww" for the day.