So, yeah, Zachary tells me and DH that we're mean. He has stopped saying that he hates me, which I am so thankful for. I made the mistake of watching Nanny 911 with him on Friday night and even though he only watched about 5 minutes of it before falling asleep he started saying the same things that he saw on the show.
This 8 yr old girl was just horrible, telling her parents she wished they were dead and she hated them and stuff. So this morning Zachary says "You hate me." So we had a talk about that. Long story short, I will not make the mistake of letting him watch that show anymore!
Zachary does not draw at all, but he likes to paint and will color sometimes. He loses interest in his preschool workbook pretty quickly. Julianna, OTOH, can't get enough of it and is starting to memorize letters and their sounds, and she colors *all* the time. She has started drawing people- round faces with eyes, nose, mouth, and two legs coming down from the head- which my teacher friend has informed me is right-on for this age range. (
) And the other day she made this adorable family of sharks on the Magnadoodle.
My kids love TV.
: Julianna *really* has to be limited because she is the type of kid who would sit in front of the TV all day long if she was allowed. She has gotten very good about me turning it off when it's time, though. They usually watch the PBS Kids Sprout channel, which I love because there are no commercials for toys or food- maybe a few here and there for mortgage companies or something like that, and it's only one at a time between shows. I can not stand it when they watch Disney or Nickelodeon because after every stupid toy commerical they say "I want that!"
: Julianna is really into Dora right now (we recorded a bunch of episodes and made her a video), also Dragon Tales and Angelina Ballerina. Zachary's favorite movie right now is Stand By Me
. He is fascinated by the scene with the leeches, and of course the Barf-A-Rama. He still loves The Incredibles after all this time, and Thomas, but mostly he likes to play video games instead of watching movies. Oh, and once they BEGGED to watch the movie It because of the clown on the front. I tried to explain to them that it was a scary movie but they kept bugging me about it, so I put it on and they loved it. The blood and spider and all. My kids are freakin' weird. But please don't think I'm a bad parent because I let my kids watch a couple of R rated movies...
: (I make up for it in other ways, right?