Admit it. You’re beginning to LIKE some of the stuff your kids watch. You have no choice sometimes, right?
You may find this hard to believe, but my youngest child never watched TV until he was almost two years old.
Yes, we tried to create a perfect, TV-free baby that never ate sweets. Now, we knew deep down, that we were full of cow poo. Our hopes and dreams were a little far-fetched. I mean, we all need a little entertainment in life, right? Our unrealistic parenting ideals changed the day his sweet, Pixar-loving uncle gave him a brand new DVD of Monsters Inc. I’m talking about the 2002 version, people. Old school Pixar. (We didn’t even have a DVD machine, and had to play it on our computer! The horror!) 😉 He watched the bright digital “moving picture” and wanted more. MORE! “Again, mommy, again!” That single DVD was like crack to my little man. He watched that *(&(*^&*^*&^ movie AGAIN and AGAIN. And he was hooked on good movies forever. (And so were we.) Well, GOOD movies and shows. My family now giggles at ME while I watch Chicken Little as I’m literally cackling out loud (and doing a little dance). I do the same thing when I watch The Incredibles. (And for the record, I’ve been waiting more than 10 years for the sequel.)
Now, I can’t stand some of the TV shows they watch. And yes, they do other things. But at least family movie time is something I look forward to!
When the Kids Go To Bed said:
My oldest used to watch Monster’s Inc ALL THE TIME!! He would dance to the jazz music in the beginning. Now I can’t get any of them to watch it…and I miss it 😦
Phyllis Kim Myung said:
We’ve been really into Peg & Cat – this new show that will be on PBS. My kid’s favorite, though, is probably Sofia the first, Handy Manny, Jake & the Neverland Pirates, and Special Agent Oso – all in a tie. Oh- I almost forgot about Doc McStuffins!
Oh, yes. SO cute. See?! Thanks, Phyllis!