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Monday
Aug082011

We Can Still Be Friends But I Probably Won't Invite You To A Sleepover

While I understand why people would want to keep their children from watching certain television programs, nothing drives me crazier than when a parent smugly oozes “Oh, we don’t let our children watch TV.”

It’s just such a lame-O comment because it’s pretty much standard for most American families to own televisions, is it not? And I don’t really think I’m going out on a limb to say that most folks (children included) watch those televisions. I mean, enough kids that The Fresh Beat Band and other Nick Jr celebs probably pull in some pretty serious bucks on actual concert tours. In light of that common knowledge, the statement just seems über smug, filled to overflowing with an I’m-a-better-parent-than-you vibe.
You probably let your kid watch TV, but would you hand a smartphone to your toddler to distract him from an impending tantrum? You know my answer. It's what I'm babbling about today.