Thoughts on Kids Shows



I admit, my kids watch their fair share of tv.  Even though we don’t have cable, we have Netflix streaming on our Wii and we watch that.  Every one of my kids can turn the tv on, turn the Wii on, and get a show going.  We do have a few rules with it.

  1. No tv before school.
  2. No tv until everyone is done eating.  Such as, if Juice and I linger over our plates after dinner, the kids can’t turn on a show until we say that we are done.  Sometimes it takes too long and they end up playing until bedtime.  I like those days.
  3. Everyone takes turns picking a show.  Okay, mostly we fight with Pirate to let everyone else pick a show.
  4. Mommy can switch shows if she just can’t take it any more.

That last rule is new.  Because there is only so many times that I can listen to Dora the Explorer yell, “Say it LOUDER!”  Why does she insist on yelling everything?  Her head and eyes bug me too.  And I can’t help but wonder if Boots the monkey got his name before of AFTER his red boots.

I know too many songs that I really didn’t want to know.  Like the backpack song on Diego.  Or the Care-A-Lot song from Care Bears.  Also, this stupid Missing Lynx show that Pirate is obsessed with drives me out of the room.  And I can’t remove it from the cue or hide it…he searches and FINDS it.

But it is helping the rest of my house stay clean!


2 Comments (+add yours!)

  1. Valinda
    Jun 02, 2011 @ 18:12:37

    LOL Only Fred and George know how to search shows so George is at their mercy. There are several shows I’ve removed from the Que only to find them back in their later :( Way to go keeping the house clean and hopefully you’re all staying cool too!


  2. Mary S
    Jun 02, 2011 @ 22:55:38

    Yeah we use the netflix through the Wii as well. The boys were telling me tonight that they hadn’t seem some game show in a while. I said that is because we watch no TV anymore…well except for the netflix. My little ones are into Busytown Mysteries and Blues Clues right now. We’ve moved away from Dora and Diego for a bit which is very nice! It is depressing how much easier life is when the kids sit in front of the TV.


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