So they've been TV-free up until now... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 01-17-2009, 12:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
hopefulfaith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My kids are 3 and 2, and I've been a SAHM up until about 6 months ago, when I started working about 4-5 days or nights a month. My kids were TV-free (with the exception of the Food Network at the grandparents' home) until I started working, when they saw a few cartoons at the babysitter's home.

I wasn't happy about it, but it happens about twice a month when dh isn't caring for them, so I decided I could live with it since the overwhelming majority of their time is with me and is without TV.


Well...

the inauguration is Tuesday. We're having a party for the preschool set and their parents, complete with cake and noisemakers.

I realized that this is the very first time in their lives I'm going to turn on the television during the day and invite them to watch if they would like.

My family thinks I'm ridiculous anyway, but my sister got a good laugh in on me for it.

Mama to A 8/05 and S 11/06
hopefulfaith is offline  
#2 of 7 Old 01-17-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Theoretica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Inside my head (it's quiet here!)
Posts: 3,825
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
See, now WE are freaking out because we want to see it and...well....umm....

We dont have tv.

So I don't know what to do to make sure 7yoDD and I can watch this!!!

Hmmmmmm...

GOOD moms let their kids lick the beaters. GREAT moms turn off the mixer first!
Humanist Woman Wife , & Friend Plus Mama to 6 (3 mos, 2, 9, 13, 17, 20)
Theoretica is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 01-17-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Arwyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Twitter, RMB, PDX
Posts: 16,839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fortunately, Tuesdays are our day to go hang out with friends who just happen to have a GIANT flatscreen TV in their livingroom with cable hookup anyway, so we'll definitely be breaking the no-TV-on-while-we're-over rule.
Arwyn is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 01-18-2009, 04:03 AM
 
emmaegbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,887
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theoretica View Post
See, now WE are freaking out because we want to see it and...well....umm....

We dont have tv.

So I don't know what to do to make sure 7yoDD and I can watch this!!!

Hmmmmmm...
won't it be webcast? I bet you can watch it on the computer. and NPR will be broadcasting live the whole thing over the radio...

dissertating mom to three

emmaegbert is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 01-18-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Theoretica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Inside my head (it's quiet here!)
Posts: 3,825
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
GENIUS!

Didn't think of that...

GOOD moms let their kids lick the beaters. GREAT moms turn off the mixer first!
Humanist Woman Wife , & Friend Plus Mama to 6 (3 mos, 2, 9, 13, 17, 20)
Theoretica is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 01-18-2009, 06:40 PM
 
coleslaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: finding my way
Posts: 1,985
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
cnn.com is definitely showing it. Also, our local movie theater is showing it starting at 10am with Biden's swearing in. Maybe yours is too?
coleslaw is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 01-20-2009, 03:42 AM
 
dogretro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You can also watch it at hulu.com ~ website for free tv shows and movies. They have a countdown going on.

jumpers.gif

DD (4.25.08)  DD (4.23.10)  DD (10.13.12)

dogretro is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off