These are the warning signs:
-when they wake-up in the morning the first thing they ask is to watch TV.
-when we eat breakfast they ask me to please keep the TV on.
-when I turn off the TV to say the blessing on the food they all but have an emotional breakdown
-when I turn off the TV because I say "Enough!!!" they say "ok" only to beg me minutes later to turn it on.
-when they are watching TV they go into a trance and there is no getting through to them.
-when I don't turn it on they start to negotiate "we can watch one of your shows Mom, just turn the TV on".
Really they want to have it on so badly they are willing to let me watch one of my boring Mommy shows!
I really hate to admit it but my children are totally and completely addicted to TV. It must stop, it really must stop now! I know I brought this upon us I am willing to admit to that. So now I can stop it, right? Oh it is so much easier said than done isn't it? :(
It all started with me being pregnant with Sissy Fenix, I was so sick and tired all I wanted to do was lay on the couch and moan all day. With two rowdy boys I knew that would never happen because for entertainment they liked to jump on me. So I did what anyone in my position would do, I said, "Hey guys how about if we watch some shows?!"
So we did for 9 months we watched shows.
I kept telling myself that once the baby came we would stop watching so much TV. And now seven months after my baby came we are still watching TV!
Its become easier to have the TV babysit them while I tend to this and that.
But at what price?
At what price :(