The Suprising Thing

Kids shouldn’t be allowed too much screen time, it’ll rot their brain, everyone knows that. Ok, that makes sense, but have the people who hand out these sage pieces of advice ever met a toddler? Because if they had they would know that turning on any device with a screen within a 1 mile radius of a kid will result in the said kid either wrestling the device from you, demanding you hand it over peacefully or throwing a migraine-inducing tantrum.

pictured: a wrestling match waiting to happen

 Theoretically, the idea is ‘limited screen time for kids’ but practically speaking, all parents eventually realize that limited screen time for kids = limited screen time for parents.

So yes, I end up either not watching tv at all or being subjected to episode after episode of talking ponies and their friendship problems.  

As a parent to a 2 year old, that isn’t exactly too surprising. What’s surprising though is that I’m starting to realize I actively avoid non-toddler friendly programming even when I do have the opportunity to watch it. Grown-up tv may have more depth, variety or entertainment value, but kids tv has something better: a make-believe world where nothing bad can ever happen. With the kinds of things happening in the real world these days, I kinda prefer the primary-colored world of preschooler tv. 

I don’t know about you, but I don’t need any more ‘realistic’ and ‘gritty’ in my entertainment when the world is too real as is.


13 thoughts on “The Suprising Thing

  1. I know. I just want to ask them if they’ve ever had to pry a cell phone or tablet away from a toddler, especially when they are on one all the time themselves. It doesn’t take being inattentive to your child to know that you’re on it enough for the kid to be interested in it too. They may be small and not even able to talk yet, but they still know that it is a window into the world beyond the house because they hear you talking to people on it and checking it for things and I’m going to stop ranting now, sorry. I’m just SO with you.

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  2. Since my grand-daughter is 2 1/2, I’ve been learning all about toddler TV shows, all the names of all the characters, and they are actually fun to watch. Much better than ‘our’ shows. She, knows how to work my phone better than I do now, too, and can take really good photos!

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    1. I know right? Lilly really knows how to use my iPhone and iPad better than I would expect at her age 😂 This is the touch screen generation, they’re going to think we were cavemen to ever use computers without touch screens 😂


    1. Hahahaha! I’m with you on that one! I honestly can’t bear to watch GOT anymore 😁 Too much death and too much gratuitous nudity!


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