Monday, August 16, 2010

Day 20 - Television

When I was still pregnant, I was adamant that Cecilia wouldn't watch much TV. I just wanted to be positive she was engaged in activities away from the TV.

Well, what I didn't count on was a baby who is utterly fascinated by the "magic box." She doesn't have a huge preference on what is on, but she seems to enjoy cooking shows (which is good, since I do too). I think it's because the host is pretty much always on the screen and engaged with the camera-- she loves staring at and interacting with real-life people too. I still don't want her watching much TV and I keep it to a minimum, but she really likes to sit on my lap and watch whatever's on!

Isn't it funny how things we thought we were sure of change when the baby is actually here?


  1. True enough! I thought the same, that I didn't want Q watching much. I still think that - but she definitely watches more than I ever thought... because that's when I do her hair!! :D and she sits still for it because she's watching a movie. :)

    I hate (with a passion) spongebob, tho. She will NEVER watch that if I have anything to say about it. :p

    we dont' get regular tv channels, so it's just whatever DVDs we happen to have. Or rent from the library. I'm going on amazon tonight to buy her some veggie tales in spanish!! :D Might as well get the most out of this TV as I can, right?!

  2. Truer words were never spoken! Before Oli arrived I was anti-cosleeping, planned to pump exclusively, was certain I'd be back to work by 6-8 wks, & was adamant that he would be scheduled to fit into my life conveniently. What a joke!!! We have slept together from day 1, pumping & bottle feeding turned out to be a HUGE pain in the a**, going back to work wasn't even an option & this kid refuses to conform to any regimen whatsoever. Just goes to show that u never know what to expect when it comes to having children. Reading books, watching shows/movies & listening to other people's experiences can only give u a glimpse, but it can't prepare u for the reality of ur situation once it's ur turn :)