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Idiot Box August 9, 2008

Filed under: Mom and Dad,Month Three,Neurotic,Sam — leighnut @ 11:53 am

It was bound to happen sometime. Sam has found the TV. When he’s lying on his quilt exercising on the floor, he now turns his head nearly 90 degrees with his ear to his shoulder to see what’s on. So now we figure it’s time for him to start DVRing his own cartoons so that we can leave him for hours on the floor with nothing to stimulate him but Spongebob.

Actually, I hate that he has found it. When I was on bedrest, I would often have the TV on in the background while I cross-stitched or surfed the web, etc. Now I find myself turning it off if there’s not something I am actively watching (which is better for MY brain, too!), because I don’t want Sam to get hooked on the fast image changes and get distracted from play time.

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2 Responses to “Idiot Box”

  1. erinfrances Says:

    Alice just stares at the TV, too — I usually end up turning her around so she can’t see it. I’m paranoid about her becoming this lump on a log when it’s on. Glad to hear I’m not the only one who’s had that thought cross her mind. 🙂

  2. leighnut Says:

    Yeah, I’d rather have Sam be interested in the pages of a board book flipping rapidly than the TV. It’s probably not a huge deal, but I still think about it.


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