Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I admit it. I now use the TV on a regular basis to pacify my son so I can do things like cook, laundry, and occasionally sleep. Yes I know the daily allowance for TV should be no more than 30 minutes to an hour. I fully admit that LB gets more than that on the weekends. This past Saturday morning, we had him watching a movie at 6:30 in the morning in our bed, so that Mike and I could get a few more minutes of sleep before the baby got up. Because he had already watched over an hour of TV, I had asked Mike not to let him watch anymore. Mike shut it off, and went to get a shower. I had Little Miss and was putting away laundry and Mike was in the shower. I thought LB was with him. No. He wasn't. Mike went downstairs, to find that he had turned back on the TV (which was already on Disney) watching the Little Einsteins. Mike went to turn it off. LB looked at his father, and said: "No! My Einsteins!" and continued to watch his program. We've created a monster. At least when the show was over, he willing shut off the TV to play with his play dough.