Konnor is the epitomy of a couch potato. When he was a baby I used to be one of those moms who said "I wont let my child watch tv too much...." well, that came back to bite me. Around the time he was 2 1/2 he started showing a tiny interest in cartoons, mostly elmo. This just so happened to be right at the time Cole showed up. I could really see telling him "no" when he asked for "emmo" as I was sitting all day with a newborn attached at the boob.
Elmo once of twice a day then turned into "Cars" a few times a day and the obsession began. For a while now its been mickey mouse in the morning, and a movie at nap. Once I started working evenings I noticed that daddy was allowing way more cartoon time....hmmm can you say easy way out....anyhoo. Now my child has totally become a couch potato!!! In some ways it is extremely helpful....I know I can fall back on the old movie to give me a breather...but I totally do not want him on the couch all day either. As soon as his eyes open in the morning he says the same two things EVERY day. 1> I wanna watch cartoons and 2.> I need a cup. (which is a WHOLE other issue)...he would sit and watch tv until lunch if I let him and then eat lunch and go up to his room and watch tv some more, then dinner and go to bed watching tv. I really have to put my foot down on it and tell him no, which he then acts like I am a murderer or something but geez!!! I think we will start letting it become a reward again and not a habit. The kid can be so lazy! In the mornings he wants DRY cereal, and milk in a SIPPY cup so that he doesnt have to come to the table, he can lay down and watch tv. He take a bite of cereal and a drink of milk....ugh. What have I done!!! anyway, Its a good thing that he is super smart or I would feel even worse. Now time for me to go turn off the tv and do a project with them....that way I will feel a little better....=)