This one was take a while ago, but see how they just look past the lady standing in front of them to see that wonderful thing called the T.V.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
What Did We Do Before Television?
I don't usually let the boys watch a ton of T.V. I know all the studies and how it's not really great for anybody. BUT, today I was thankful to have the T.V. As Garrett was recovering from his pulled wisdom teeth, I was trying to keep Zach quietly entertained, but still be in the house so I could hear if Garrett was calling me. So, he watched Peter Pan. It's amazing how kids can be bouncing off the walls and then the T.V. comes on and all of a sudden they are frozen in time, sitting still, not even blinking. They can block out all other sounds and distractions and just focus on what is on the T.V. I used it again this evening when I had to go out and get some things for Garrett. I took Zach with me but allowed Kevin to stay downstairs just watching T.V. while daddy rested upstairs...... the T.V. turned into a part-time babysitter I hate to say it. We do what we have to do in order to get things done, but just what did people do before television?