This just seems so weird to me. I was not happy about it at all. It was a two-year-old story time. I don't get it. If I wanted him to watch TV, I'd just get a video & pop it in, why would I drive him all the way to the library to do it????
And poor DS, when they said story hour was over, was all sad & saying, "But I want to read books!"
I'm a bit bitter (and I guess my anger about other things in my life right now is getting directed toward this lol).
Next time we will just walk out (and not return if they are going to be showing videos every time!) Not 'in protest' or anything, sorry to sound so dramatic -- just, I really don't want him watching shows, he's not even 3, and he seemed really upset & volatile for an hour after that short 10min video. Maybe he was overstimulated or something (he has sensory issues) or maybe I'm just projecting my own stuff onto him.
Just wanted to vent to people who might sort of understand. We are 99.9% TV-free... a couple times I've tried to put on cartoons when we've all been sick & twice we've put on short youtube videos so DH & I could sneak into the bedroom for a couple minutes lol but basically I guess we are TV-free and I am quite content to keep it that way. I just don't like the feeling of fighting against the tide.
And the other thing that drives me nuts is whenever DS is at the hospital or whatever they are always asking him about TV characters and offering him character stickers and books and stuff as his 'prize'... Why is there nothing more generic?? Why is it so weird that he has no clue who Thomas or Elmo is?
Haha yes I do realize this is a bit of an extreme reaction to something relatively minor...