TV: it's always on in our house, tuned to a kids channel until they are in bed, or if they are both napping, I'll change it to grown up stuff for a bit. It's not that they never watch grown up tv (they do when we are up with my parents, or at ILs), but I feel better that if it's goingto be on all the time, it should be kid centered.
TV in kids' rooms, I'm against it. I don't like tv in bedrooms, bedrooms are for sleeping and TV is just not good for sleep (sorry Carrie!) BUT sometimes I kind of wish we had one in the bedroom so it could be on as background noise while we are doing other things . . ahem . . .or so we could kill two birds wth one stone, so to speak, in the comfort of the bedroom vs the living room.
I had a TV in my room in high school . . I only used it for watching music videos, LOL, while doing homework. TV was always a family activity growing up, and I like that.
As for too much tv . . . Gabe has learned alot from it, numbers, games, colors, and shapes. Norah likes the music and dancing. They rarely just sit and stare at it - only when tired and winding down for the day or for nap.
I am excited about meeting people! IRL! woohoo!
Carrie: I hope your pie is as delicious as it smells!
MW: funny how different kids are.