Sunday, March 7, 2010

Watching our TV watching

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no television for children under 2. Yeah, we kind of broke that rule well before Jack's second birthday. Jack's an avid fan of Sesame Street; I knew we might be watching too much of it when I started developing a crush on Chris.  Jeremy and I have been pretty successful in watching only PBS with Jack, with the occasional football game, "Mommy's show" (anything Food Network) and local news thrown in.  Tonight, all rules were off, when I tuned into E's red-carpet coverage of the Academy Awards. I didn't think Jack was paying attention until I heard my little brown-eyed, brown-haired parrot say, "Just ask your doctor," after a pharmaceutical commercial. Jack then looked at me very seriously and said, "Doctors make you feel better" (which is what I had told him two weeks ago when we went to get his ears checked out).  Good takeaway, Jack, but I think we'll be mindful of what we're watching in the time being.

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