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Saturday, January 31, 2009

The New Babysitter

Okay, I'll admit it...I am one of those moms. You know the moms that feed their kids super healthy and don't let their kids watch t.v.? That's me. As you know from previous posts, I am a stickler when it comes to food even when my kids go to other people's houses, but when it comes to t.v., I have been a little more relaxed. I know that when Noah goes to Bups house and to his Grandma's house, they let him watch the movie "Cars" and Sesame Street and I am okay with that. However when he is at home, I do not let him watch t.v. I know I am weird. I read an article once linking Autism and speech delay to t.v. viewing under the age of 2 and it freaked me out because I do believe everything I read. 
 This Thursday, Noah's grandma sent him home with the "Cars" movie since he loves it so much. I thought, Oh shoot! I don't want him  to get into the habit of watching t.v. at home but he already knows that the movie is now at home. What do I do? I gave in. On Friday, he saw the DVD case and asked to watch the movie. It couldn't be that bad right? I'd put it on for him once and then we'll be done with it. I stuck the movie in and...I experienced a piece of heaven...free time! I was amazed that I was able to get the dishes done, blog, brush my teeth, take a shower and get ready while "Cars" babysat for me. Even Maia was captivated by Mater, Lightening McQueen, and Doc. Needless to say I replayed the movie about 3 times yesterday. And now, I am in a bit of a quandary: Do I throw in the towel on my t.v. rule and enjoy my new found freedom or do I stick to my stupid no t.v. rule?...I've decided to return the DVD to Grandma's house although she may have to peel my fingers from it when I return it. But, I do know that if I ever am at my wits end, the video store is just a mile away! 

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Enjoyed the post. My vote is stick with it. lol The TV is such a battle in our house, I wish my husband would let me chuck it out the window.:)
Oh, and I love CARS.:)

Pamee said...

HAHAHAHA!!! I KNOW!!! He LOVES Cars... and I am so surprised that Maia IS captivated by it too!! It is fun to hear Noah talk about the story too... it is a logic progression that I am seeing him understand - and he has to WAIT for tractor tipping!! He is becoming very patient as he understands =) My guys each had a movie that they watched - a bazillion times!! Rich had Muppet Movie and Tim had Dumbo... I have to be honest... I HATED Dumbo... that was what he wanted... I so tried to get him on another one... I just couldn't!! Muppet Movie wasn't so bad...

Eddie said...

Geez, sounds like Noah has a Mom Nazi for a mother...