Yeah, she is smiling and she sure is cute.
She's the one that keeps me on my toes.
No one would believe me.
She was the first kid in her class to get picked as "student of the month".
Her homework is always done.
She makes sure of it.
But her choice of play?
I don't know how it happened.
I never let my oldest watch TV.
And she hardly does still.
But somehow this middle of mine slipped through and loves TV.
She used to tell us when she was younger that everything she has learned, she learned from TV.
That was cute.
But the other night....
She had a meltdown, which kids will do.
Then she started saying "No one loves me".
Ok, I'm feeling bad, but not terrible- pretty typical for a middle child.
But then, "I'm broken and no one loves me".
Just when I thought this child needed some help, my oldest says, "Oh yeah Mom, they were watching Arthur on TV and Arthur was trying to sell his baby sister at a yard sale saying she was broken because she spit up and cried a lot.
Oh , okay.
This made me feel better that she didn't come up with it on her own, and she was just copying TV.
But then I knew what was coming next.
Yeah, she was "running" away.
I knew this because we watched Ramona and Beezus not that long ago. I read the Ramona books when I was young, but Ramona does try to "run away".
So, from shows I thought were harmless and even cute, I got a crazy meltdown child with ideas she probably would not of thought of on her own.
Cut down on the tube and when they do watch, picking some better shows.
What about you?
What are your rules on TV in your home?
I'd like to know.