From the Mouths of Babes – Too much TV??

I’m beginning to think spend too much time in front of TV’s around here… And we don’t even have cable!

What do you think?

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Tt: “Did you know that herbivores have flat teeth and carnivores have sharp, pointed teeth?”

Mom: (imagining he got this from one of our many informative, educational books) “Where did you learn that from?”

Tt: “A Shark Tale (movie), where Lenny tells Oscar…”

Mom: *sigh*.

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Tt: (going over to Boo, with a scary-sounding voice) “Looks like the freak wants to play…”

Mom: “Wha??!”

Tt: “OH, that’s from the Spiderman video game, Mom”.

Ooohhh. Of course.

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Last time we watched “Kung Fu Panda”, Tt recited just about every line.
And acted out all the fight sequences.
Then he stood up and declared himself a “TV actor”.
*sigh*.

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His latest is to follow Boo around chanting, “Waaaariors, come out to plaaaaaay.”
Don’t worry – he hasn’t actually seen the Warriors. Even we have limits!

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I could go on forever. TT goes on forever – he’s an ongoing dialouge of 1-liners. He literally does not stop talking the entire day long.
Verdict?
Obvious, isn’t it…

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Other posts you might enjoy:
From the Mouths of Babes – From 2 to 12 in 6 seconds…
From the Mouths of Babes – Being a “COOL” Mom
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5 Responses

  1. Eh. I’d worry more about quality than quantity. Kids like TV and they like to mimic. As long as you make sure they aren’t watching something that will get you in trouble when they mimic it . . .

  2. *giggle* Well at least SOME of it is educational. πŸ™‚

  3. TV is a tough battle to fight continually. There are some days that I really just need the time to myself to regroup. Other days, when I am happy that we can get by without it.

    Am I overjoyed that my son can recite every line from the movie, Cars? Not really. But the two hours it gave me just may save my sanity. πŸ™‚

    -Francesca

  4. Kelly : Sooommme, yes. He watched I-Robot the other night w/ us, which – Will Smith – of course has the odd “bad word”. Today he was saying “kiss my ass” to his toys… We had a little chat…

    Mindee : He definately LOVES to mimic. In another year he’s headed straight into drama class (the fun ones, not the serious ones!) where he can act up to his hearts content!

  5. Francesca : And a bit of TV in their brains is a small price to pay for a mother’s SANITY.
    But, yes, I’m always happy too when we manage through a day with absolutely NO tv – and we don’t even have cable!

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