Friday, July 23, 2010

Kid TV

  • I let my kids watch TV.  Shocker, I know.
  • I let them watch for more than an hour at a time too.
  • Especially when I am down with a migraine.
  • But sometimes just because I have things I want need to do.
  • A lot of times they will start watching one of their shows and then they will leave the room to go and play.
  • And I don't turn the TV off.
  • I keep watching their show.
  • I don't want to watch it.  It's on.
  • If the remote is across the room, the TV will stay on...
  • until I get up.
  • Usually this is about the time the kids come back
  • And ask me why I turned off the TV
  • I didn't realize I was supposed to leave it on.  
  • If the remote is by me that implies control has been relinquished back to me.
  • Sometimes I will change the channel and watch one of "my shows."
  • But I don't want to explain what "Slut" means while I am watching Golden Girls.
  • So that is why I just watch their stuff during the day.
  • Yeah that's it.
What is it that you do not do?  Inquiring minds want to know!



annie said...

There is no shame in watching Nick and Disney! I myself love iCarly!

Christina Lee said...

I love that you wrote this post--truly!!

Emmy said...

Yeah I don't watch any of my shows during the day for the same reason. And our TV has often been left on with no one watching.

blueviolet said...

I've left the tv on a channel I didn't want to watch because I was too lazy to go over there and do anything about it. But honestly, I would still sit and watch Sesame Street. LOL

Tracie said...

I rarely watch any of my shows during the day. The kids monopolize ALL the tv's in the house.

Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage said...

I'm chuckling again dear blogging buddy.
I so want to do confessional today with you.
The phenom that kids create with tv is interesting isn't it?
I remember when my daughter would have on "Wizards of Waverly Place' and I'd watch because isn't a good mom supposed to be with their kids and then she gets a call and I'm into the stupid story. I'm like "What the heck? I'm watching 'Waverly Place?!!"
Of course now she's eighteen and I look at those years and the house is quiet most of the time when I write and I'm like that movie,
"You've Got Mail" and Meg Ryan's character is shutting the bookstore door for the last time and sees her mother and her as a child in the bookstore.
So I've glanced over at the couch as I read what you wrote and that we sat together watching the dumb shows and I'm smiling at the same time my eyes have teared a little.
Life is just headshaking isn't it buddy?
Good times, good times.