Is it a horrible thing that my child is completely addicted to cartoons? I am not exaggerating in the least bit. I think he could literally sit on the couch ALL day if I let him and watch cartoons or a movie. I don't know what happened, but he used to never be interested in tv at all. I used to wish that he would watch cartoons even if it was just for 10 minutes so that I could get some things done without him nagging me. Now it is eight in the morning and we have already been up over an hour watching cartoons. Oh yes.....Boston woke up this morning some time around 6:45 don't ask me why. I tried to let him cry, but he wouldn't stop....so finally I told jared as he was leaving for school to bring him into my room and put him in bed with me thinking that he would go back to sleep. Oh no....he freaked out and was just crying in my bed, "I wanna watch catoons!" SERIOUSLY!? Have I created a monster? I feel so bad when he sits in front of the tv watching cartoons all day....not that anything he is watching is bad, but shouldn't he be doing something else? Should I be worried by the fact that if boston asks me for something specific to eat and I tell him "ok" but that he has to eat it in the kitchen that he will say, "ok I want crackers then..." because he knows that his goldfish are about the only thing I will let him eat on the couch? Should I be entertaining him more or playing with him more? I mean he will leave the couch for his occasional "time to find a toy to have with me" but that is about it. Otherwise I have to literally pry him off the couch or bribe him, or just let him throw a fit till he realizes that we aren't watching anymore of his tv.
Yesterday I felt like crap, but I was feeling so bad that I was just sitting there with boston letting him watch cartoons all day that I got up and took him out to the park and we kicked a ball around for a while, and then we went on a walk. It was nice...I felt like my child was doing something good and productive. What did he want to do the second we got back to the house....watch cartoons. Should I feel bad about this? Should I limit how much he watches tv? I don't really know....
These are some old pictures of keaton and boston watching a movie on the couch with some popcorn. This was prior to Jared getting home....and don't let the picture fool you. They only sat there long enough for me to get the picture.....those where the days that I would try anything to get them to watch tv for even two seconds.....popcorn and the whole bit. What have I done?
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