I would love to hear from my fellow momma warriors on this topic – how much television do you let your little ones watch?
Do your little ones have their favorite TV shows? Or channels? Or movies?
Also, how much do you think is too much?!
My little guys aren’t in preschool yet, they’ll be starting in the fall. While I long to be the creative type of mom who always has cool activities and Pinterest-y tupes of things to do with her children, most of the times I fall short of this. Particularly during the week. On the weekends, I try to take the boys out as much as possible and do some fun things with them when we can.
But then there are the times where I just want to eat in silence or use the bathroom alone, or clean. For this, I rely on the television. When my boys are watching their favorite television shows, I can actually get quite a bit done. I am never far away, I’m usually in the kitchen a toddler gate away and watching them the whole time. But sometimes I feel guilty! I feel like a pretty stellar mom in the summer because I don’t work, so we are able to go on adventures, take walks every day, go on little outings, play in the yard a lot more. In the winter, not so much.
I have friends who are the kinds of amazing moms that always have a fun activity up their sleeve, don’t mind running around in freezing weather, and seem to be killing it in the best way in the winter time. I think I will have to add this to my list of 2016 goals, but alas, I’m not there yet.
Would you mind sharing your thoughts? How much do you think is too much? What are the fave television shows and such? Currently, my boys are obsessed with:
PJ Masks [They pronounce it “TJ-Maxx]
Despicable Me [the movie]
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse [pronounced “Mick-house”
and of course…VEGGIE TALES. I kind of forced the last one on them because I love them.
Would love to hear your thoughts. Writing from this East Coast blizzard as we have over a foot of snow on the ground and are trying to avoid power outages. Stay warm fellow East Coasters.