I just hit 21 weeks in my pregnancy. [More on my recent visit soon!] I am now over halfway there! CRAZY! Every day I think more and more what my new life will look like. Lately I’ve been thinking about what my life will SOUND like!!
I grew up in a family with the TV on ALL THE TIME! I am used to having the TV on in the background when I’m in the house alone. I have made a conscious effort recently to turn that sound from TV to music or Dr. Laura lately. I know TV isn’t great for me. I feel better when I keep it off. I am more productive and I feel less stressed. Lately I’ve felt like the TV is just another thing I’m multi-tasking between. I feel better when I can focus on ONE task at a time.
I’ve done a LITTLE research on babies and the info I’ve found is that TV is not good for infants and toddlers. Obviously I haven’t had kids yet. I haven’t tried to get ready or do a task and needed a quick babysitter..enter TV. I also do NOT take hard and fast lines on many things. I do not like HFCS, but you’ll find me drinking a coke now and then. It’s not going to kill me…just one. I don’t like absolutes…I NEVER [fill in the blank] is rarely in my vocabulary.
Anyway, as I think about life without TV [or at least LESS TV…a lot less TV] for the next 5 years or more I wonder….what will my days sound like? Will I have the XM radio on all the time? Will I have Dr. Laura on in the afternoons?
So, I ask you…..What do your days sound like? Did you grow up with TV on ALL the time? Have you tried to break that habit? Any great research you have done on kids, babies, toddlers and TV?