These shows are two favorites around these parts.
Well, now I guess I should say were two favorites.
It hit me today, while our Home Improvement DVD was on.
While Randy, Mark, and Brad were arguing.
And being so mean to each other.
And having the worst attitudes ever.
And the crowd laughing so hard at their behavior.
And my little toddlers eyes locked in on them on the TV screen.
It just hit me.
Kids are watching EVERYTHING to find out what is right and what is wrong. And if I play shows like that, and shows where kids are disrespectful to parents and are sassy and mean to others, yet I tell her not to be like that...isn't that a rather confusing message to our little one?
I can't help if we see a mean kid or a snotty, spoiled kid at the park. We can learn from that. And it'll be a bit of a shock because we don't act like that.
But if we let it into our home all. the. time. then how is she supposed to know the difference at such a young age?
You and I are mature enough to see "come on... It's Full House." But my sweet, absorbing, learning daughter is not. All she sees is how those kids are acting, and how those parents are responding. And it looks nothing like the way we do things in our house. I don't want to send her mixed signals.
So I hopped up and turned the show off immediately.
And that was that.
Lots of these shows in our future!
|Although, I like the older seasons more than the newer.|