Originally Posted by vegcatlover
You are not alone. We are just a very tiny minority
Every once in awhile I think about caving and pulling the tv out of the closet. Inevitably something happens that makes me so happy we are tv-free. My husband has been dying to watch football and the World Series, so I was thinking of setting up the TV in the living room as a surprise for him. Then on Friday we had a playdate at the park with a boy from my son's preschool class. The boy played for about 10 minutes before he started whining to go home & watch Batman. It was a gorgeous, sunny Autumn day, and this kid wanted to watch a Batman episode that he's seen a million times before.
The 10 minutes he did play on the playground involved him running around & shouting, "I have machine guns in my butt!" Apparently this is a quote from the movie Astro Boy. I was so incredibly happy to be tv-free.
Hang in there!
I totally hear you on being able to tell right away the kids that watch TV from the ones that don't! My son has been able to play with something SOOOO much longer and with greater attention than other little ones since he was 1.
But I am confused about the World Series thing. Are you glad you didn't pull it out because you don't want DH watching? Or are you thinking that if its out DS will beg to watch it?
I don't know your DS's age, but mine is 2.5 and I think he knows what TV's do (from sports bars and occasionally glimpsing it at someone's house before they turn it off because we arrived). But ours is out in the open in the office, which he is in everyday while I'm on the computer. He asks for "kid music" (cable channel that I play through the receiver with the screen off), but never asks about the TV.
Maybe I was reading your post wrong, or maybe you know having it out would lead to issues with DS. Just thought I'd share our experience!