Watching TV (The Ordinary Moments #18)

It’s time to link up with Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for another Ordinary Moment. This week’s Ordinary Moment is something I have to admit I’m not entirely proud of! Toby has been fascinated by the TV since he was tiny. He will usually sit with us on the sofa quite happily (for a little while at least) and watch whatever it is we happen to be watching.

watching TV with dad


But recently I have actually succumbed to the lure of CBeebies! I was never one of those parents who said ‘my child is never going to watch TV!’. After all I’m a bit of a telly addict myself. But I didn’t think I’d be putting on kids’ TV shows to keep him quiet just yet.

Actually we have the TV on much less now than before Toby was born. If I had a day at home before I would literally turn the TV on when I got up and it wouldn’t go off until it was time for bed. But now Toby is so enamoured with watching TV that it is impossible to feed him (milk or solids) with it on because he gets too distracted. So with that and starting this blog I seem to have a lot less time for watching TV these days.

Anyway, there never seems to be anything good on CBeebies when I turn it on so I’ve recorded a few episodes of Raa Raa the Lion and Waybaloo so there’s something to stick on if I need to keep Toby’s attention and keep him out of trouble for five minutes. He seems to be transfixed by it and so it stops him rolling and wriggling all over the room!

watching TV

So there we are – watching TV is a very ordinary moment in our house. I’m actually quite looking forward to Toby being old enough to concentrate on TV and films, and actually understand what’s going on, so I can start sharing some of my favourites with him.

7 thoughts on “Watching TV (The Ordinary Moments #18)

  1. Lol I’m much the same Hun there’s not many programmes A likes when I put it on so I try to record Raa Raa, Alphablocks, Get Squiggling, Waybaloo & ITNG fir before bedtime as he’s in bed when its actually on lol,

  2. Oh my god that bottom picture is to die for I love it!!!
    We have some tv time with Arthur too, honestly I don’t feel bad for it, it’s not like he’s stuck in front of it all the time but sometimes you need to keep them distracted for a little bit…..whatever works right! X

  3. Oh that little face, so absorbed! I love this post, it completely reflects the situation at our house. I used to fret about such a young child having screen time, but I’ve decided it does no harm – M is normally an extremely active little boy who only wants to watch TV when he’s tired. Which we all do, don’t we?

  4. We all succumb in the end even though we say we won’t! Cbeebies is just too appealing for small folk. I must admit we do watch a fair bit, but only in the early morning before breakfast and after nap time at 4pm usually as we are out in the mornings. I think it can be educational if used properly. And both of mine love it! x

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