So I spent the week with family in Chicago. Stressful for many reasons I won't get in to here -- but my brother (who we were crashing with) is a TV centered guy. He KNOWS we're TV-free and yet could not fathom how we have "down time" without it. After a long crazy day with my 3.5 year old and his 9 year old he was begging the kids to watch TV. Mostly because he wanted a nap himself. The 9 year old went to a friend's house to play and my bro was trying so hard to lure my son into the tube.
"Come watch sports with your uncle."
"Wanna see a show all about animals?"
I was trying to hold my ground between letting him know that we don't want him watching TV and also not wanting to be a brat in his house.
So the victory came that tired afternoon when my son said to his uncle.
"I'm not instered in seeing those TV shows Tio. I want you to read me a story."
So his Tio (uncle) went to sleep and my son and I read all 160-some pages of Black Beauty in one sitting on the bean bag in front of the HUGE-mongous turned off TV.
Mama to Zach 6-18-04 & Naia 10-13-10 Partner to the sweetest DH. Loving our life afloat. TV Free!