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For Kailey to be watching videos while I am sick? I woke up achey this morning at about 5 am, and have just been getting worse throughout the day. I can't stand or sit for long periods, and although I brought some books, paper and crayons in the lving room, ,she would like to watch videos.<br><br>
I am feeling a bit guilty over this and need some opinions.<br><br>
PS- she is so adorable. She keeps saying, "Mommy has owies. Sad."<br><br>
She even dragged her dollhouse into the living room for us to play with <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
UGH! I can't wait until Mark gets home.
 

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When I put on a video, I always think what are my kids missing?<br><br>
If it is a frustrated, impatient mom or a sick, recuperating mom that needs to get better- then I don't think they are missing much!
 

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You don't specify what the videos are but if you're supervising it should be OK. Interacting with her -- even from the couch -- is better than no interaction.<br><br>
Maybe today you two can talk about something fun you can do on a day when you feel better. Rest up and heal.
 

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and you're worried about your daughter watching a couple of videos? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
Just get better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie"><br><br>
When you are well, Executioner sohj says to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nono.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nono"> take your television to the back yard and provide everyone in the family with goggles and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hammer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hammer"> four-pound hammers and let them go wild. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/af.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="aunt flo"><br><br>
In the meantime...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> just relax.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> If you have it, put on The Producers or some other "totally inappropriate" Mel Brooks movie and laugh your hiney off while trying to explain everything to your daughter. Sleep and laughter are the best medicine.<br><br>
Hope you feel better soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Yours truly, the local representative of the Kill Your Television Club.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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There is nothing wrong with a less than perfectly functioning mama to use whatever resources she has to make it through a rotten day.<br><br>
We just moved away from all of my support system and my dh had to be at work when I had cramps on Friday. My labor with ds was easier to handle than my cramps. I am not kidding. We had ice cream for breakfast, watched The Princess Bride more than once and ds played car wash on the tub while I soaked in a hot bath.<br><br>
Everything in moderation...as long as you're not parking her in front of the tv every day of her life(which obviously you're not) then who cares! No need to feel guilty, even super moms get sick!
 

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Its ok, mama. Just get better.<br><br>
Your right there, and maybe its just a real cozy time.<br><br>
My four year old should take a nap, but doesn't want too, so I am letting him chill with a blanky and Reading Rainbow, so he is not too unbearable when his brothers get home from school. I tried sitting right next to him, but he is going through a squirmy stage, and he just wouldn't settle with me right next to him. So we are talking back and forth while he takes it easy.<br><br>
Take care,<br><br><br>
DeAnna
 

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Don't feel bad at all......you need to get better and your dd needs something to amuse herself!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">T moving this to Childhood Years<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie">
 

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Thanks for all your responses ladies. Kailey was such a helper today! I kept getting worse and more fatigued as teh day went on- blek! When Mark got home he found some Tylenol and I took two, now I feel much better, but still weak and am sweating like crazy.<br><br>
At one point during the day Kailey got up from coloring, went to the kitchen, opened the fridge and brought two jellos out with two sppons. All by herself and without even being asked!! She said, "here mommy, here." Of course I bawled <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> She's my sweet babe!
 

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IMO,when Mommy is feeling down there is no problem with 'using' the TV to help. I mean,it's not an everyday thing,but it helps through those awfull rough spots.
 

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I swear I am going to throw the dang TV OUT! AND I will never be sick again! This week we are doing farm animals for our theme, and instead of wanting to cut, draw, paint, color, glue...Kailey wants to watch TV!!!!!! UGH! I had to unplug the dang ol thing and she threw herself on the ground crying.<br><br>
NO MORE....<br><br>
Bad idea for us...<br><br><br>
On a lighter note...I feel fabulous! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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