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televisions how many woudl you allow on at once?

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lowcalCOD Tue 11-Jan-05 17:39:24

ds1 in living room whatching cartoon network
ds2 and ds3 in conserv wathcing cbeebeis
I know I should makethe all watch somehting together but it is uqite hard and ds1 although very patient is TOO old for cebbebies...

tamum Tue 11-Jan-05 17:43:21

We quite often do this- if you have children that span a range of ages I don't know what else you can do really. They watch quite a few things together but there's only so much Scooby Doo dd can take.

lowcalCOD Tue 11-Jan-05 17:43:41

do you feel chavvy?

lowcalCOD Tue 11-Jan-05 17:43:58

I am sure I shoudlnt
its not at all organic!

tamum Tue 11-Jan-05 17:44:37

Nah, long since gave up beating myself up about it

lowcalCOD Tue 11-Jan-05 17:45:08

the coolness of na academic

Piffle Tue 11-Jan-05 17:46:48

we only have one tele!
WE do squabble about what to watch at time but at least it's togetherness

Blossomhill Tue 11-Jan-05 17:47:09

Try and only have one on but then if one is watching tv then the other is either playing with toys or the game boy/leapster!

lowcalCOD Tue 11-Jan-05 17:47:20

we have to have two to allow me to watch crappy girls programmes whilst sport reigns supreeme

JanH Tue 11-Jan-05 17:51:53

coddy, obviously you should turn one of them off and make DS1 do Something Improving. tsk.

lowcalCOD Tue 11-Jan-05 17:53:37

thats what the angel on my shoulder says
the deil says no soddit

tamum Tue 11-Jan-05 17:54:41

<preen> JanH is right you know, as ever

lowcalCOD Tue 11-Jan-05 17:55:40

ok am feeling guilty now
he had a huge tantrum at his mates house over subbuutteo
he shoudl ahve GROWN OUT of that now

iota Tue 11-Jan-05 17:56:31

am gonna have to separate my 2 and put the TV on upstairs - they are squabbling over what to watch downstairs - when dh comes home he'll have the 3rd TV on in the kitchen whilst he cooks dinner

lowcalCOD Tue 11-Jan-05 17:57:10

wicked iota
I liek to slope off upstaris to " put washing away" and snatch a second of richard and judy

ladymuck Tue 11-Jan-05 17:58:36

Would have said that this is the perfect hour for TV, and if they can't agree, then can't see the problem. Would prefer the older one to watch his own thing rather than to introduce the younger to something less appropriate too quickly.

Of course, whilst the children slob in front of tv you're meant to be making tea/finishing off housework ready to present glowing house to husband.

So get off Mumsnet!

iota Tue 11-Jan-05 17:58:41

I hardly ever watch TV in the day - too busy on Mumsnet

ScummyMummy Tue 11-Jan-05 17:58:45

subutteo is notoriously tantrum inducing, cods. Don't worry. He probably needs TV chillin time to recover.

JanH Tue 11-Jan-05 18:06:08

DS2 plays it with DH and if he doesn't win there's hell to pay - and DS2 is almost as bad - OK, coddy, DS1 may watch this time but I will be keeping an eye on the wallops in future...

ThomCat Tue 11-Jan-05 18:08:31

We always have 2 on the go! If Lottie is watching a disney DVD or Cbeebies I have something on in the kitchen so i keep sane.

lowcalCOD Tue 11-Jan-05 18:10:04


KateandtheGirls Tue 11-Jan-05 18:11:49

We have 2 TVs in our house - one in my room, and one in the family room. The VCR and DVD player are in the family room, and somehow it has become understood that you watch in the family room if you're watching a video or DVD, and in Mummy's room if you're just watching regular telly. Quite often there'll be a child in each room watching something different.

The only problem I have with my little one watching tv in my room is that she insists on un-making my bed and climbing under the covers to watch, so there are always pillows and my PJs all over the floor.

nutcracker Tue 11-Jan-05 18:12:49

We could do with another because Ds will only allow cbeebies on (yes i do mean allow, i can't stand the moaning), but dd1 and dd2 prefer cartoon network or nickelodean now.

Dd1 wanted one in her room but it isn't finnished yet so i said maybe next year.

Might get one for our room then they can watch it in there.

KBear Tue 11-Jan-05 18:25:41

My DD is upstairs in her bedroom watching My little pony on playstation and DS is watching Cbeebies in the living room. I used to be one of those "absolutely no tv in the kids bedrooms" kind of people but we were given a portable recently and I put in her DD's room when she was ill one weekend and there it stayed. It's not plugged into the aerial so she can't watch anything unsuitable and <<whispers>> I love the fact that I can let them sit up there and watch a dvd and I get a bit of quality time on my own down here. Please don't tell my mum....!

JanH Tue 11-Jan-05 18:44:26


You make your bed?

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