Oh, TV, how do I love thee?
Let me count thy ways! I love you when it's 5:45 am and all three of my children are awake and I've had not more than 2 consecutive hours of sleep all night. I love you when I'm trying to put my youngest down for a nap and the two boys are a t each other's throats. I love you when I've spent 11 hours straight with all of my children and am trying to get a dinner for them on the table while willing my husband to walk in the door from work.
But in all seriousness, this mama is trying to reduce her TV-dependent ways. I feel fine about the content (mostly PBS and Noggin), but on any given day, my kids could get 90 minutes of television given the scenarios above. Something that I'm not sure will actually harm them, but it causes me more guilt than I'd like, so we're weaning ourselves off the boob tube. Mamas, how do you deal with moments like the ones above where a parent might be tempted to just turn on the electric babysitter?