Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Signs my children watch too much tv when I'm not around

We're tv people. There I said it.

We have four *cringes* televisions in our house.

One in the family room, one in my bedroom and one set in each of my stepdaughter's rooms.

I know, I know, what can I say? I grew up watching a lot of the tube and really never grew out of it.

I suppose it's because of this that I'm probably overly anal (if that's possible) about the twins' tv watching habits. I've always limited the amount of television they could watch focusing on doing activities with them instead.
Which frankly has backfired because now even when I want that electronic babysitter they typically aren't havin' it. And while I complain, secretly that does make me happy because I feel like I've done at least one thing right.

Until last night, when I asked my daughter what she thought she might wear for her first day of kindergarten next week.

"You know what I think would be cute? " I asked "Your new pink and black shirt with the leggings"

"Yeah" said J " but you know what might even be cuter, my new blue shirt with those leggings"

Overjoyed that my daughter had successfuly matched pieces from two outfits not purchased as matching sets I exclaimed "Yeah I think you're right. Let's go get them and see"

I dashed upstairs to grab the two outfits to have her try them on.

"Aww and cute" I cooed as she tried on the various combinations.

Just then my husband walked in the room.

"Whatcha doin?" he asked

"Playing Projick Runway" J says without missing a beat.

Well... I guess I now know what she does with Grandma while I'm at work.

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Anonymous said...

I'm a tv person too and your post reminds me to watch Project Runway from last week :)

CDP said...

I haven't watched PR this season yet, I need to catch up. That's hilarious, by the way.

MadWoman said...

I'm a tv person too, and am eternally grateful for the electronic babysitter. Both my spawnlets have one in their rooms and that's just fine with me. Now if I could just get Ash to stop telling me when every single DVD, CD and toy is coming out in stores.

Elisa said...

Well, at least she didn't pick the outfit based on the color of Dora's clothes or something. This is a much better pick as TV influence goes :-)

Stacie said...

hahah, that is HILARIOUSLY cute!

Lollie said...

Hey there - I've dug out for a hot minute!! How exciting!

So yeah...I always have stuck to the ban on TVs in the bedroom - but I am now wondering if a TV wouldn't be so bad at 4 am, sound off, just to keep me occupado (read: awake) while nursing.

Project Runway? Addicted. How about that Drag Queen spot? Loved it!

Virtualsprite said...

It's funny, because I was always a TV person, until I had kids. Now I'm like you... activities and books all the time and TV only if they've been really good.

But when they go to bed... the TV comes on and doesn't go off until I fall alseep.

(We have 5 TVs in the house. It's okay.)

The Woman said...

lol this must be why my daughter says I don't know what's IN

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Oh my god that is the funniest things I've read all night. Hey, as long as they are getting along and sharing and not pounding the hell out of each other I am all for it.

Mrs. Tantrum said...

At least when and if your kid swears at Papa and Papa asks where he learned it from your kid doesn't answer "CARLOS MENCIA!" and "SOUTH PARK"

Superb parenting here at Casa De least when Mr. T is in charge!

Brillig said...

I'm a TV person too, and right now we only have ONE TV that's functional. Kill. Me. Now. I wish I could say that I limit the kids' TV time, but... um... I totally don't. Which is ONLY shooting MYSELF in the foot, because, as I mentioned, there's only the one TV right now. Which means that I NEVER get to watch what I want to! So yeah, there's some motivation to getting them into better habits... :-D

(Too funny, by the way!)

Melain said...

Dude. That's hilarious!

Shamelessly Sassy said...

We're tv people too. I completely understand.