Watching Television During Dinner.

We usually have the tv on during dinner.  I’ve never been quite sure how I feel about that, but I know that Brian and I both like the background noise.  Of course, this usually means that one of the kids has to be told, at some point, to stop watching tv and eat dinner. 

Who has time for dinner?  Bubble Guppies is on!

The other night, there was an (apparently) irresistible episode of Spongebob on and Lizzie and Antwan kept turning around in their chairs to watch.  Finally, I decided it was time to take a stand!

So, I got up to turn off the tv.  Lizzie and Antwan both frantically asked me not to do it.  But, in my best “I used to walk 30 miles” tone, I said, “When I was a kid, Grandma turned the tv off every night during dinner.” 

As I sat down, William, in all sincerity, said “I thought they didn’t have tv’s back then..”

I may have taken a stand, but I got knocked down a peg…. 🙂

I wish that Mom had gotten a chance to watch tv when she was my age.

14 thoughts on “Watching Television During Dinner.

  1. LOL, we had to turn of the TV during dinner in a permanent way but it's good, for background noise we use music now and every day we take turns choosing the dinner music. We've gotten exposed to much more culture this way and as a bonus we never have to tell our kids to turn around and eat dinner anymore.


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