Seriously. I wouldn't call us TV-free by any means, but I am working on it. I've been working on this for a few months. Instead of turning the TV on first thing in the morning, I am completely forgoing it unless I need to get in the shower (and I am sorry that 10 minute TV-babysitter is really necessary when I don't have time to screw around and no one else is home). There are some days when we don't watch it at all and others when I am not feeling good or they're not feeling good so we'll veg on the couch. The kids probably watch about an hour and a half a day versus the all-day Noggin/TDISE marathon we used to have going on.
This has been very hard on dd1. Some days she is oblivious to the fact that the TV is not on constantly and other days she goes absolutely ballistic because it is not on. In the last couple months, she became hooked on Power Rangers at my MIL's house (she watches the kids 3 days a week), and I started letting her watch one Power Rangers show a day with maybe a little Noggin here and there.
She really does act like she has an addiction of some sort when she doesn't get to watch TV. Like she will throw a fit and just generally badger the hell out of me about why she can't watch cartoons.
I am really sick of the TV being a constant source of irritation in this house. I really don't want to get rid of it completely (and it would never happen because DH is a media/technology geek if there ever was one), but I just don't want her watching it all the damn time like she usually wants to. And I am sick of her acting like a junkie that can't have her fix. So how do I alleviate this problem?