Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Technicolor Treat

Don't get me started with kids and TV. It frustrates me how parents use TV as a replacement for sunshine, conversation, puzzles, dancing, learning, drives together, etc.

With that said - I allow my children to watch a little TV once in a while. Sometimes I'm not quite ready to wake up when Sariah wakes up, so I let her watch a show on PBS kids. And then there are afternoons (like today) where no one slept well...or at all... and everyone is cranky beyond sanity around 4pm, and everyone just needs to to sit and veg.

So, my children and Emerson got a little technicolor treat - "Jungle Book."

A little of this...

So I can tackle this...(dishes, dinner, counters, and floors)...

I also let my kids watch TV when I'm pregnant and am sick/tired/sluggish that first trimester. Please don't read into this...no announcements here, I'm just saying that there are certain life circumstances that allow for some TV! But during those times, I'm usually right there with them, having fun watching the movie, too. Who doesn't love a little "Robin Hood," or "Little Mermaid," right?!

2 comments:

Miss Mixie said...

You know, I totally agree with you about kids and TV. I'm 16, and my parents raised me so that I didn't watch TV or use the computer at all until I was 12, and even then there were strict time limits. (Yes, we did have the occasional family movie night, and I watched the Aristocats or Singin' In The Rain when I was sick. But still.) Not having much media exposure meant that I got my entertainment through playing or books, and I think that attitude has stayed with me. I'm so glad there are other parents out there taking that path.

Johnson-n-Johnson said...

you are amazing amber!!! your counter full of fruit looks delicious! what a great example of femininity and motherhood you are. I sure love learning from you!