it's me again!
this time i have to ask about dealing with tv issues.
i don't want tv, and could live happily without it for myself. for my 7 month old baby? i think it's poison, and i don't want to have her watching any until she's a few years old at least, and then it will be very supervised.
my boyfriend/baby's dad says he needs tv to relax sometimes. he's not a heavy tv watcher, but he's kind of been making an issue of it lately, even going so far as to accuse me of "prohibiting" him from watching it. which is silly. the tv doesn't work (not my fault!), he chooses to watch it at the worst times (like baby's bedtime - we live in a studio!), and doesn't give me fair warning of when he would like to watch it.
on top of all that, he seems to not understand how detrimental television could be to our child.
what's the best way to deal with this in a constructive manner in which both of us will be pleased with the results?
we have made a compromise - when we move in to a 1 bedroom apartment (hopefully soon!), he'll be able to watch tv in the other room, whichever room the baby's not in. we won't have the tv on during meals. and soon i will ask him to please give me fair warning of when he will have tv time, and to please put headphones on if the baby is sleeping.
in spite of this pact, he keeps bringing it up, making it out like i'm restricting his life or something...