After a comedy show or a crazy day with the kids...I don't want to talk to my husband, I don't want to read a book or think about my crazy schedule for the next day, I just want to sit down and watch something someone else has done for ME.....effortless, mindless, and always (when you TiVo it) entertaining TV.
Educators tell parents, "TV is bad...TV turns brains into putty."
And why is 'putty' bad for a little while?
Today, after a single request to drive by a tree my three year old likes to look at, I was starting to turn around when he began to kick and scream. I then told him I was not going back because of his behavior, which only made it worse.
That was battle #27 for the day. He was tired. I was exhausted...and so glad to be home.
I turned on the TV I only use for Mommy-breaks (be honest everyone) and my little guy melted into a quiet zombie-ish state.
Speaking, singing, or even Quacking like a duck doesn't interrupt my kids when the TV is on.
And if I'm completely honest, a thirty minute rest for all of us makes a much happier home for the rest of the day.
Thank you TV.