I have a problem. My eight-month-old twins, Joseph and Hyrum, love to watch TV. I have never had a child who enjoyed TV THIS much at this age...
The problem is...sometimes I use the TV to keep them and the toddler entertained so I can create some semblance of order in our home. And sometimes....just sometimes...I even commit the unpardonable sin: I let them watch TV while I blog. I know, cast me into the lake of fire and brimstone. So much for my nomination for mother of the year. I feel terribly guilty about this and I can almost imagine them getting dumber and dumber (or so the experts say) as they absorb each pixelated image into their little sponge brains.
So what do you think? What would you do in my circumstance? Let the house go to pot and think of all manner of creative, wonderful ways to entertain the threesome ...or... would you let this mindless babysitting go on while you sweep and mop and cook, okay...and blog? Perhaps the phrase "moderation in all things" would be applicable here, but how much is too much? I'm so confused. Please help!
(What was that flashing light behind us?)
(Do you mind? We're trying to watch Nemo here.)
(Watch this. I'm going to show you how to set off the van alarm. Mom always gives me lots of attention when I do this...)
P.S. Their favorite movie is Finding Nemo and I rationalize that the bright colors and motion are stimulating to them and they could, potentially, be getting smarter each time I push play. But, you know what they say about rationalization... :( (Answer: It's the devil's tool. That's what they say....about rationalization...in case you didn't know.)
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