The kids are napping at the same time!!! Yeah!!!
I finally have a few minutes for myself… I could catch up on some sleep, or do house work… but nah… I want to sit here and write a few minutes…
A little while ago I realized that the kids where watching way too much TV… I am sure it isn’t as much as most kids but it was too much for me… We finally kicked the habit in a way that makes me happy… Xavier watches about 30 min (which is usually Little Bear) in the morning and then the TV is closed until I start making supper around 5-5:30 pm….
At first it was a bit hard for Xavier, he kept turning the TV back on but I just put it at either the Talk Radio station or the kids music station so that the TV was on but not for the picture but just the sound…
Though in a perfect world, TV wouldn’t be part of their lives at all… I am OK with just a small bit and it being very age appropriate shows… I only let him watch Treehouse channel which is only pre-school oriented and commercial free…and his favorites right now are Little Bear and Max & Ruby….
I have seen a change in the way that he is playing since the TV is off though that makes me even more aware of why too much TV is not a good thing… But I think in moderation it can be OK….
As for other habits that are changing in the house… I am slowly starting to clean the house mor in depth… I am a packrat… I admit it and I am now starting to work on it… slowly I am getting rid of ‘stuff’ that I just don’t need and clutter that is just getting in the way… The more I do, the more I feel better but it isn’t getting any easier…
We like Little Bear, too, and Winnie the Pooh. I also notice that my daughter plays differently when she watches a lot of movies. We don’t have a TV, but we watch videos on the computer.
I’ve gotten into some pretty ugly disputes with unschooling people who are opposed to setting limits, but TV (and refined sugar) are not things I feel ok about because I believe they’re addictive.