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When he gets better, he finds all of his DVD's and throws them at the tv, throws them at you, demands all day long that you put the video on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: ( FTR I did NOT let him watch TV today- you're not sick, you're not watching! )
 

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Totally! That happend with us when he had a horrible teething fever for a couple of days...we watched christmas videos and a bunch of veggie tales...I'm STILL dealing with the fallout from that! We only watch Signing Time before bathtime and videos in the car (only on the way BACK from an errand) but sometimes he'll wake up in the morning and his first words will be, "movie" and then, "tales". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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We've been sick a lot recently, so the TV has been on a lot more than usual. My 18 month old started saying something that sounded like, "Patateen! Yay!" all the time. I finally figured out today that he was trying to say, "Kids Thirteen! Yay!" which is what they say between all the shows on PBSKids on cable.
 

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Had to laugh, sorry. DD (18 mos) loves to guide me to the living room & say "T" while pointing to the TV. Then, she'll go to the DVD case & start whining. We came home the other day, & she turned on the "T" all by herself when I was hanging my coat in another room. I freturned to find her blissfully dancing in front of the screen. Nowadays she even tells us which DVD she wants & is ticked if we pick the wrong one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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things do go back to normal but it takes awhile. We were all nailed with a tummy bug over MLK day wknd and I've gotta say, TV saved our lives. But, there was some serious withdrawal over the next week. We finally got back to normal... and got hit with another tummy bug. So, we're in TV withdrawal again right now. I'm learning DS has learned how to scream really, really loud when he doesn't get what he wants.
 

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That's what made us get rid of our TV. A friend told me that you let them watch it for an hour and then you have to listen to them whine for more for the next 4 hours. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm glad to run across this post!!! I'm not alone. I've felt bad and unable to play/run errands with dd all week! I'm sick with strep so it has gone a step further!!! and we have been eating sugar ice in front of the tv.
 

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Yeah, I'm expecting some fallout this weekend when we're all better. DD is 18 mos. and just getting over a really bad stomach bug. Then last night DS, 4, came down with it, but thankfully he seems to be doing just a 24 hour thing. I am exhausted from being up with both of them most of the night for the past 4 nights...so the past two days, PBS was on for large chunks of the day. I have to say it was a lifesaver. I suppose if we had no tv the kids would find other ways to cope and perhaps the kids would not expect it; so they would sit quietly and read or whatever. Today I could hold DD while DS sat next to me and I dozed while they watched Caillou. It was awesome. I don't know--I would love to hear how folks who have no tv deal with a stomach bug ripping through the house and a sleep-deprived mama.<br><br>
Anyway, tomorrow it will probably be back to the old schedule of just a couple favorite shows...provided we are healthy and we can even LEAVE the house which hasn't happened in almost a week!
 

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my DD likes to watch my brother play his x-box (he stays with us some nights....my mom can really ride his last nerve) and the other day i was suprised to come out of the bathroom and see that DD has turned on the TV and x-box, grabbed a controler and was sitting on the floor all impressed with herself!
 

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We had a weekend when DH was away on business and I had Ds on my own while I had pneumonia. Needless to say, the TV and DVD's were a huge help. DS loves Animal Planet - lions, big cats, and meerkats are the favorites. Plus, dh rented Babe and now he keeps asking for "pig mooshie". We were going through the withdrawal of that and DS has a high fever, so here we are back to TV. I'm still recovering and DS just needs to rest and we will just have to deal with the aftermath when he's better.
 

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Funny, I think my DS gets sick of it. After an hour or so he gets tired of it and wanders away. He never asks to watch TV even though we watch about an hour total a day of PBS. (Morning and evening.)
 

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While napping this afternoon I dreamt that I let my DD watch a TV show that was some weird blend of Tom & Jerry, Care Bears, and something about firefighting dogs. After she watched the show then she talked all about it and put herself to bed and went to sleep.<br><br>
Are you saying that's not realistic? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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*heavy sigh* For us it's the Wiggles. It started when ds2 needed breathing treatments, and letting him watch a Wiggles DVD was the only way to get him to sit still for so long.<br><br>
Now, we've all got those songs stuck in our head. I looked into the kitchen the other night and caught dh singing "Brown Girl in the Ring." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I have to say I'm very thankful my 18 month old dd has no interest in it. We watch it at night in bed, and keep it on all night (I can't sleep without it) But, other than that we don't have it on too much. Well, if she's napping in the afternoon and we're home then I watch my soaps! LOL<br><br>
Her cousins are completely addicted so their TV is always on, but, she just never pays attention. They all love Baby Einstein (still even at 4 years old) and they try to get my dd to watch to no avail. She'll look up sometimes, especially if she sees something she loves like a dog, cat, baby, etc. She'll comment, then go back to playing.<br><br>
However she LOVES the remote. She loves to turn the tv on and off, and change the channels. She does it with the radio, too. Such fun. I have to hide it from her when The Office or Grey's Anatomy is on! LOL<br><br>
Oh, and when she was younger, she used to crack up and clap at Stephen Colbert. And she called him daddy. I think it's because he has dark hair and glasses like her daddy. We always loved that. She still looks up occassionally to watch his show, seems to like him better than Jon Stewart for some reason! LOL<br><br>
When I'm sick, which was a lot this late fall/early winter from morning sickness, I just lay down wherever she wants to play. She'll bring books or puzzles, and I try to interact as much as I can. She's been very understanding. She's really only been sick once, where she didn't have the energy to play. And then she was sleeping most of the day.
 
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