Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I struggle with talking to much about being a mom on this blog. It is not always exciting to read about some one's kid every single day. But at the same time, this blog is about my/our life and if I am not talking about being a mom then this blog isn't our life. So I thought it would be interesting one day to look back on this blog and see the things that I was battling with on a daily basis and maybe my few readers might identify with my struggles (silly they may be)also. So here goes.


Yep. Huge inner battle for me. It is definitely not a secret that I really really love tv. And sometimes the trashier the better. However, I WILL NOT allow my kids to watch trashy television or movies. When Elle reaches the age where she has even the slightest clue as to what is going on the television, it will never be on anything that is not age appropriate for her. This week I am making a point to have the tv off most of the day while she is playing. I normally have it on for me but I read something recently that the tv being on doesn't let them completely pay attention to their play. So bad. I guess.

But that brings me to my other problem. Allowing your children/baby to watch television or not or how much . You read all of these things that say that tv hampers development and is over stimulating. And I think that is true to a degree. But we watched television and I know lots of kids that watch tv and are great kids. When it comes to letting Elle watch television and movies I find that my wanting her to watch things is nostalgic. I grew up watching Sesame Street and still enjoy watching it with Elle. I cannot WAIT to watch The Little Mermaid with her and Beauty and the Beast.

Right now she is still very little. But I will say that Kenny and I will watch Sesame Street or Barney with her. Kenny likes to watch Mickey Mouse Club with her. She might watch a half hour to an hour a day if any at all. Always educational and age appropriate. But is that to much. Ugg!!! I go back and forth.

So there it is. One of my daily/mommy guilt struggles.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I love TV too and I struggle with how much it should be on during the day. I have a 4 month old and he loves to watch it when it's on, which is not OK with me. I try to only have it on when I'm feeding him because nursing can get boring, and when he's napping or sleeping for the night.