Wednesday, June 4, 2008

TV time

I was reading a friend's blog about a family that only let's their children watch one hour of tv a day. I decided that Reagan has been watching way to much tv lately. We were at Grandma's house the other day and all she talked about was her different shows...Dora, Wonder Pets, Elmo, Wiggles, Winnie the Pooh etc. etc. It's not like we just sit home and watch tv all day but it's on while I exercise, shower, in the evenings, etc. When you add it all up she watches quite a bit more than an hour a day. So the last 3 days she has watched only a total of 2 hours of tv. She has been a much happier girl and well behaved. I think tv actually makes her cranky. The more she watches the more she wants to watch and the more cranky she gets. It's kind of ironic because I use tv to get her to be good but it kind of backfires. Anyway, I am proud of myself for being tough even though she's asked for her "show" plenty of times.

3 comments:

Gryglas in the West... said...

something to keep in mind - i don't pay too much attention to the TV while it is on. it really is something that i need to watch out for. i am excited greg is coming home soon and you will have a little bundle of joy to add to your "little one". hope you are doing well. take care...

Janae said...

I have been a bad blogger friend. I didn't even know you were expecting. Congrats! I am having another girl in July! I have good intentions of staying in touch better!

Maleen said...

Good for you. It becomes very convenient to leave it on and get things done while kids watch. I need to remind myself sometimes that they have had enough.