Before the boys were actually born I had very high minded ideals.
Like, no TV.
What started as a simple CNN addiction by me- I mean I needed something to occupy my time those hours and hours sitting on the couch doing nothing but feeding and pumping, quickly turned into a little more than I bargained for.
It started with a Sunday morning of Sesame Street at 5am.
Then it turned into the daily flipping through our numerous channels of kids programming (Sprout, PBS, ABC Family, Disney) and all of a sudden we had a day that began and ended with the TV.
I’m kind of ashamed to say that Wyatt will stop whatever he’s doing and turn towards the sound when he hears the Family Guy theme song some on. Sorry, I know…
Monday morning when I got home from work and the boys were sitting in The Nest playing with toys and Lincoln beamed up at me upon entering and Wyatt didn’t move his eyes from the TV gave me more than a little pause. I turned the TV OFF. I don’t know what happened. It’s going to stop.
Sesame Street every once in awhile is fine. I love Sesame Street- I can handle a little Sesame Street. Handy Manny, I’m down with Manny. Maya and Miguel- soy contento!
Caillou? I’m DONE with that kid. Other random shows that float into and out of our day? Gone. Family Guy, Simpsons, King of the Hill? Gone, gone and gone. CNN? Well, they might see a little CNN. I am a news junky and a little Rick Sanchez goes a long way. We might allow Rick.
So that’s where we stand. We’ll start with Tuesday- no TV. We’ll keep it to a minimum the other days of the week and see how it goes.
On a sidenote- one of my favorite bloggers- Danny Evans (of Dad Gone Mad) had his book released today- RAGE AGAINST THE MESHUGENAH. I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this at some point this summer.
*We will not cut out music and books! No way, no how! iTunes will be playing freely, maybe a French lesson or two will be snuck in there as well…we are eyeing the language immersion programs here after all.