Normally the sit on the couch to watch, but sometimes they like to be up close and personal.
Since Brett started working nights, my kids started watching a lot of TV. Under normal circumstances, my kids are only allowed to watch a hour of TV a day. But with a small house and a husband that needs to sleep, the TV is on all morning. The problem with this new schedule is that the kids are becoming addicts. Isabella is asking to watch movies and shows now, which she never did before. So I decided that a TV ban was in order for a least a week.
Day One - I totally forgot when I decided to ban TV this week that Mark had a 9:30 OT appointment. So I quickly "forgot" about the ban and let the girls watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse during the first half of his appointment. But for the rest of the day no TV was watched. I was pretty proud of myself for not giving in to Isabella's requests.
Day Two - No TV was watched and Isabella only asked once. Since she asked for TV a million (only a slight exaggeration) yesterday I felt like this was a big improvement. We stayed busy with circle time, books, and play-dough all morning. BTW this was the first time the M&Ms have played with play-dough and they looked at me as if to say what are we supposed to do with it if we can't eat it?
I think the kids will quickly forget how much TV we have watched over the past few months. They have so much fun playing toys and going outside that I think this just might be an easier transition back than I thought it would be. Keeping my fingers crossed! And yes, this means mom can't watch TV when the kids are up too.