Probably TOO much TV. But there you go. Sesame Street and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse allows me to have coffee and eat breakfast. Or at the very least try to eat breakfast since Little Man has decided he wants to have my cereal, from my bowl, in the morning. That habit actually stopped me from having Peanut Butter Captain Crunch today (yes, I eat like a kid) because Little Man hasn’t had peanuts yet. But the TV often distracts him enough for me to eat, or empty and reload the dishwasher, or throw a load of laundry in the wash.

That being said, I don’t want him to watch TOO much TV and am working to change this habit (if it isn’t too late to do so) by spending a LOT of time with him, playing in his bedroom. And as the weather gets nicer, he will be OUTSIDE as much as possible during his waking hours–when I’m not at the office. Since he’s still coming to work with me (hoping to do 2 days in daycare starting in June), I don’t have as much opportunity to take him outside. But I did manage on St. Patrick’s Day when the weather was hovering around 70 degrees.

Here’s a photo of him from that day.
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Cute, huh?

Seriously, he does watch too much TV but at least it’s age appropriate. The aforementioned Sesame Street, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake & the Neverland Pirates (because it’s on), Dora, Diego, The Wonder Pets, The Fresh Beat Band and, on occasion, Yo Gabba Gabba, Special Agent Oso and (my favorite) Jack’s Big Music Show.

Little Man will reply to questions that are asked by Dora or Diego–usually with a “NO!” Or he’ll say “Bap Pap” and “Map” if Dora asks her audience who do you ask when ___? So I guess he is learning. He even says “tip toe” thanks to the Hic Boom Oh episode.

So I guess there are worse things he could be doing, right?

But I DO need to cut back. I don’t want him to become a couch potato.

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