**taking off imaginary mom medal**
I let my kids watch TV. Probably too much TV. I adore my children and I'm glad that we are able to make it so I can stay home with them, but I don't think stay-at-home parenting is my calling. So when it gets to be too much for me (coughcougheveryotherhourorso) I turn on the screen. No one has ever commented here so I'm not superworried about this turning into a minefield of TVBAD comments, but I know, I've read the research and been lectured by our pedi. Anyway, enough with all of this heated, but boring talk. Here it is, my little secret...
I put on the show they want to watch. But I turn the TV volume down really low. Almost barely audible. I find this a win-win-win. I don't have to be blasted by annoying children's show music. And the kids either have to 1) settle down and watch the show quietly or they can't hear it or 2) they get bored and wander away and use their own little imaginations to play (yes, I know even TV on in the background is bad. Let it go people). If they even identify that the sound is too low, I shrug and point at the remote indicating this thing is broken, take what you can get (no lectures on taking responsibility for my decisions either, gah, ya'll are strict!). If they come and interrupt my
Other than letting their brains be eaten by the hynotic trash, it seems to be a win all around. Except maybe I should take Jersey Shore off the watching list. Just kidding.
Do you have any parenting downfalls? Do your kids watch TV? Anyone else think its weird there is some kind of Fresh Beat Band/Yo Gabba Gabba war going on?