In our house there are two tvs – the big tv is the one in demand – and the faceoff between the Olympics and American Idol resulted in channel switching that made me dizzy. We all are interested in the Olympics and some of us are interested in Idol. Let the games begin!
It is often a challenge finding appropriate movies that we all want to watch. Thankfully we are past the Disney princess movie stage but the Disney Channel still looms large on (some of) our program choices. I can take a little of the snappy repartee but after any substantial amount of time or after a certain hour of the day, I am tweaked when I hear even the theme music. I do happen to like Phineas and Ferb (it is clever) and small doses of Spongebob Squarepants.
I would love to say that I allow no weekday tv but I do allow a bit after homework is finished and musical instruments are practiced. Sometimes I even get the table set or napkins and dish towels folded. Usually not.
Here is a site that helps check out appropriate movies: http://www.kids-in-mind.com/help/praise.htm
Nothing like sitting through an inappropriate movie with your child to make you want to check this site. Think of the movie Valentine’s Day ( Valentine\’s Day) with your teen. Painful.