Who’s Punished?

If you ground your child from TV, aren’t you also punishing yourself? When you take away the classic American babysitter which allows a 30 minute break for you to get something done, who is really going to suffer? We’ll see. Apparently we decided Pablo must go two weeks with no TV. This is going to be an experiment as much for me as him. I admit we probably use it as a crutch too much. When Pablo was born we were pretty strict about the no TV until we loosened it up to 20-30 minutes of Baby Einstein type stuff a day by the time he was 18 months, maybe a but earlier. Now, with Pablo 5 1/2 and Doodles almost 4, we’re probably so far on the opposite end, watching crap like G.I. Joe cartoons from the 80s.

In our defense, we’ve been stuck inside the house with sub-zero temps and wind chills for a couple weeks with no school.

Stay tuned to find out what happens with NO TV for 2 WEEKS.



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4 responses to “Who’s Punished?

  1. Kelly

    I’m intrigued to see how it goes. I think it’s a great thing in theory, but when it comes down to days stuck at home, I can’t imagine. I was such a TV head when I was younger, it became so much a part of my afterschool/weekend routine. Can’t wait to hear how it goes! Good luck!

  2. Katie

    Ooh, poor you. Pablo must have been really BAD!

  3. Sarah

    Are you at liberty to elaborate on what happened to warrant a two week no-TV punishment?
    And is there indeed an update as to how it went???

    • He/we are one day away from TV again. Pablo knows what he did. He won’t do it again. It was a meltdown fit which culminated in refusing to take the bus to school, which threw off everyone’s schedule.

      Yes, it’s been a rough couple weeks, for all of us. But I think it will help us get back to our set limits for TV/videogames.

      January is the harshest month here. Wait, no, maybe February. Ugh. We need a sunny vacation.

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