I know that that box filled with lights, colors and sounds is your favorite form of entertainment. After all what could be better than starring absent mindedly at the TV for periods of your day. Lately I’ve noticed a few things about you and TV. At times after watching TV your mood is fantastically terrible. I guess you could say that the TV sucks the good mood out of you. Also, it seems when we say no TV that you mood morphs to that of a very spoiled child.
So here is the deal. TV is not something that you need everyday. It is especially not something you need all day everyday. When Daddy or I say no to your request for Dora the Explorer, it not because we want to be mean, it is because we don’t want you to be mean. Also we would like for you to run and jump and play and use your imagination as kids should.
Which, by the way, is exactly what happened this morning. Not 10 minutes after begging for Dora and getting told no you were happily pretending that the couch was a boat and you were sailing with your puppies.
Please remember Mommy knows best.
Now for the question…
Okay friends as you can probably tell from the above, we are in the middle of a TV addiction intervention. I think we have done a good job of restricting TV to a show or two up to this point, but it seems like the begging, whining and sometimes fighting for the TV has escalated recently. What tips and tricks and do you have for me?
What TV guidelines or rules work for your household?