TV as a Babysitter

Let’s face it. We all do it. We don’t want to but we do. I told myself I wouldn’t be that mom that plants her kids in front of a TV in these very electronic times. I tried hard. I really did. Like today for example. My almost 2 year old is bored. You can tell because she is running through the house yelling and carrying on in a hyper, yet cute little way that makes you want to hug her and scream at the same time.  I tried playing with her. I tried feeding her. Tickles and peek-a-boo haven’t gone very far. I have things to do. Laundry that is piled up on the floor and dishes in the sink. It’s Sunday so its fair to say that yes this all could wait until tomorrow but I’m ready for it to be done today. I don’t want to spend all day on Monday doing the “catch up” that is mom life.

SO I have turned on Netflix and my youngest is watching TV while I take some time to myself. She’s where I can see her so she is safe. and when I leave the room I always go right back to make sure that her show is more interesting than ripping pages from books or dumping out soap she found in the bathroom.  I did the dishes, I’ve started the laundry. Pizza is in the oven for lunch and now I write. I know I shouldn’t be using TV as a babysitter. But man sometimes that minute or two a day where the house is quiet (and its not because the kiddos are into something) are a blessing. I know I’m not the only one who does this. And its okay to feel guilty about it. Its not an everyday, all day long thing. but man it’s quiet here.  So here is to a quiet few minutes and clean clothes!

Hugs! – Kuddosandkiddos

2 thoughts on “TV as a Babysitter”

  1. I’m right there with you. I will put my little in her jumperoo and make her watch Clifford or something while I make the bed and get dressed in the morning if I don’t get it done before she wakes up, or do the laundry, or fold the laundry, or clean the toilets, etc… Don’t feel bad. I just did a post this morning about how important self-care is. If you want you could check it out 🙂

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