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My Kid Watches WAY Too Much TV

It began innocently, with Dora the Explorer and Blue's Clues. Then Dora's cousin Diego got his own show, and I started slacking on the TV time. I realized how much Nick Jr. was helping Eden learn to talk (I sign with her, and she was a bit of a late talker). However, I'm learning it's a double-edged sword.

Five Signs It's Time To Cut Back on TV:


1. Thanks to Dora, Eden knows more Spanish than I do. I hardly know what she's saying half the time.

2. Depending on the first two chords of the intro music, she starts yelling whether it's going to be Steve or Joe.

3. Out of nowhere, she'll begin yelling such gems as: "¡Ayúdeme! Help, help!", "The red-eyed tree frog comes out at night!", "Aah-ooo-ah!", and "Sweet! Totally." (10 points each if you recognize them)

4. Not only is she saying the lines before the characters do, she's also saying the commercial lines before they even come on.

5. Last night as we said her prayers before bed, I asked who she wanted to 'bless' tonight. After going through most of the family and all of the dogs & My Little Ponys, she ends with "And please bless the tv, God! AMEN."

Eden

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(Anonymous)
Feb. 4th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
Perfect Pose
So TRUE and (I must say it!) SO WELL WRITTEN.

It's sad, but true, when we see this in our kids...or ourselves!

Hh
ahavah
Feb. 4th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Perfect Pose
So TRUE and (I must say it!) SO WELL WRITTEN.

Thank you! That means a lot coming from you.

It's sad, but true, when we see this in our kids...or ourselves!

This was definitely a wake-up call. We've been spending a lot more time lately dancing, coloring, and reading.
a_treitell
Feb. 5th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Yeah.. I know Fi watches WAY too much TV (she's been known to shriek when the Fraggles video ends), but.. Sometimes it's just a necessity for sanity.

I've been trying to make sure that she gets a couple of hours of just music (or quiet!) every day.. But it's hard.. :(
ahavah
Feb. 5th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. Eden does well when her shows end, but OMG - the power went out in the middle of Diego the other day, and I thought Armageddon was upon us.

Eden's learning to sing, so we've been focusing on music a lot more as well. I realized we needed to when she started ending 'Twinkle twinkle little star' with "Awesome! Blue's Clues comin at ya on Nick Jr!" *rolls eyes*
a_treitell
Feb. 6th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
*laughs* Gotta love the little monsters..*sigh* :)
(Anonymous)
Feb. 5th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
You're welcome...and...
I forgot to say how GORGEOUS Eden is!

Hh
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