Let me be honest. I really love TV and I don't know if Arnold would admit this but he does too. We don't even have cable but we still watch A TON of TV with our bunny ears. We are to TV as chocolate is to peanutbutter. We belong together.
Even so I still had some idea that we would somehow limit Elian's exposure to TV. When we received his report file that listed "children's programs" as one of his likes we rolled our eyes "No way, we will be educational! No TV" Of course then we settled in to watch Project Runway on the internet you know like all hypocrites do.
And now he's here and I am sad to report we are watching TV. It's like Discovery Kids everyday. Even more horrifying we are watching TV while he eats because there is no kitchen table here and it just makes everything easier. I personally like watching "Sid the Scientific Kid". I can sing all the songs now "Mi mama es buena! Me lleva a la escuela!" I'll spare you a description of the accompanying dance routine.
But you know what, whatever. I need to get through the day , feed my kid in someone else's apartment and keep my sanity intact. Besides, as I have documented on this blog I watched a heck of a lot of TV as a kid and I think I came out just fine... maybe not great.
P.S. And since I know my Mom reads the blog I'll note that we also read A LOT as kids, and did other educational activities. You know, when we weren't watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Grandma's house.