It's so funny. I was reading Jessy's blog the other day and was really interested in her "No Electronics" post. After reading it, I was thinking "Yikes- no way I could do that! But kuddos to her!"
And then hit this week.
I don't know what the heck it is... but I am getting so frickin annoyed with the dang tv. I can't stand it. All the kids songs are driving me insane. I'm sick of Maeve picking up words like "shut up" or "stupid." Yes, this may sound stupid and way over protective... but really, I'm just irritated.
SO. I hauled out this old school radio (like the ones that have a tape player!)- it does however, have a CD player as well. For three days, we've been listening to Jack Johnson and Bob Marley. And wow, has the mood changed.
We got some dollar spot flash cards from Target- in the mornings while Henry is napping (for his whopping 45 minutes), instead of having the TV on, we've been dancing to JJ & practicing her letters and numbers.
Now, the title of this post is "Trashin' the TV." If I did trash our flat screen (don't even know the inches of it- I just know we're still paying it off) Ryan might murder me. SO... we can't REALLY trash the tvs. I'm just turning them off. Like WAY limiting the amount of time they're on.
I want to come up with a set television schedule for the kids... but so far, its just been OFF- all day.
Anyone out there have a good tv schedule worked out for the kiddos??? I want to know! Do you do a Friday night "movie night?" Allow the TV on during a certain time of the day? Or allow just certain shows/movies?? Comment please! :)
In the meantime... you'll find us boppin around to "Banana Pancakes." :)