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if your wife asks you not to put the tv on for the ds's in the morning

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mamamibbo Sun 21-Oct-12 23:18:06

what time does that mean she wants te tv putting on?

every.single.morning he put it on for them and every morning they go slow and play up

he leaves the house at 7.45 am and then i have to get 4 (1 with sen and 3 under 4) ready and out the door when they want to watch tv or stress because ive switched it off

aibu to want him to bloody well listen?

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 21-Oct-12 23:19:17

I can't help as we both have a no TV in the morning (before noon morning) rule. Have you decided together or did you tell him?

MrsKeithRichards Sun 21-Oct-12 23:19:57

i take it you're not up when dh is putting it on?

mamamibbo Sun 21-Oct-12 23:21:07

ive asked him not to, i unplug the bloody thing during the day or they just stand there staring at it, he plugs it in so they can watch it, and im left to get them all ready

MrsKeithRichards Sun 21-Oct-12 23:21:13

my rule is bbc news until he is dressed to shoes, coat and bag on!

mamamibbo Sun 21-Oct-12 23:22:36

i'll be doing something else, making breakfast finding ds's elusive socks and undies that he says hes sorted the night before but then they run off and hide

Goofus Sun 21-Oct-12 23:23:37

We have no tv until we're all dressed rule. It would be a nightmare otherwise.


BeingBooyhoo Sun 21-Oct-12 23:24:04

just turn it off again? or take the thingy out of the fuse box that controls the supply to the tv socket the night before when you go to bed?

Mrsjay Sun 21-Oct-12 23:24:28

why don't you put it off when you get up ? I know he is being a twat though he is disregarding your wishes but I guess they are his kids too, I always have bbc on or daybreak depending they never are interested ,when they were in primary it was breakfast clothes then if there was time they got childrens tv,

defineme Sun 21-Oct-12 23:24:50

Put a big sign on tv last thing at night.

BeingBooyhoo Sun 21-Oct-12 23:30:56

are you up when he does it? do you get up together? if so i would be saying it as soon as you get up "dont put the tv on please, it makes the dcs stop functioning" then as soon as he goes near it to turn it on, say again, "no tv please, we have to get ready for school"

TodaysAGoodDay Sun 21-Oct-12 23:33:54

We never have any DVDs in the mornings or we'd never leave the house.

<disclaimer: we don't have a TV>

midseasonsale Sun 21-Oct-12 23:51:38

no tv till completely ready, breakfast eaten, face washed, changed and hair brushed.

midseasonsale Sun 21-Oct-12 23:52:20

I would hide the tv or take the whatsit out of the plug.

lindsell Sun 21-Oct-12 23:54:40

Yanbu - I have a no tv rule altogether when ds1 is up and if dh puts it on I promptly turn it off - I think the message is slowly getting through as he does it less often grin

akaemmafrost Sun 21-Oct-12 23:59:07

No tv or iPad till after they are completely ready. The usually end up with about 10 minutes. I would be angry too if I were you OP.

Bumblequeen Mon 22-Oct-12 08:23:38

We never watch the TV in the morning. We leave early (7.15-7.30) so there is no time. We do not eat breakfast at home either- I make dh and I a snack and dd eats at pre school. I put dd's and my clothes out the previous night and all bags are packed.

How do you find the time?

Take the fuse out of the plug. Simple.

valiumredhead Mon 22-Oct-12 08:26:41

We have never had the telly on in the mornings - ds has to be out if the house by 8.10am and it's all go go go !

marquesas Mon 22-Oct-12 08:27:53

Can you still take fuses out of plugs? I thought they were all moulded plastic now.

To avoid any kind of confusion or having to get into discussion with the children why don't you just have a blanket ban on TV?

Do you children really stand and stare at the TV when it's not on, I'd be very concerned about that.

diddl Mon 22-Oct-12 08:56:30

Bit confused by the OP tbh.

Does he put in on before you are up & leave it on "for you"??

If so, the lazyarse should switch it off when leaving the house.

But I can´t see why you can´t just switch it off if he has left.

Or just switch it off anyway if it´s distracting the kids.

if he´s not getting the kids ready-it´s up to you what happens!

helpyourself Mon 22-Oct-12 09:09:34

No tv in the morning here. Any arguments pro tv: socialisation, calming don't apply in the morning. No need

CharlotteBronteSaurus Mon 22-Oct-12 09:14:00

morning tv is a reward for being dressed down to your shoes, teeth cleaned, dishes in the sink, coat and bag neatly laid by the door.

on a good day we get 10 minutes if that.

diddl Mon 22-Oct-12 09:26:04

We´ve never done TV in the morning.

And tbh, the kids were never rewarded for getting up, ready & out of the house on time!

EugenesAxe Mon 22-Oct-12 09:57:46

Take the fuse out of the plug? I know it seems incredible, but there are so many little children's tasks to complete prior to stepping out the door that they add up to 'fucking ages', and even two minutes to clean my teeth can seem a lot to ask in the mornings. Four (once you've located the screwdriver) for a spot of DIY is unlikely to be practical for a lot of people or am I the only one who fails on these simple achievements.

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