Blu · 01/12/2007 15:41
Were you trying to make her watch the movie, or read the book?
It is irritating to have the TV on 'for the sake of it' esp if you are all in the same room and it's the only space.
ot were you trying to get her to stop reading and watch the film?
Anyway, it doesn't sound as if you were v tactful - did you say 'are you still watching this DSD, or would it be ok if I turned if off?'. That would be ok, imo.
fingerwoman · 01/12/2007 15:42
I don't think you're being unreasonable.
If she asked for a movie then she should watch it. If she wants to read a book instead then turn it off and she can watch the rest later.
I can't see how she can read a book and watch a film at the same time. and it means everyone else has to watch it too, even if she isn't!
Bink · 01/12/2007 15:49
Was this an isolated thing? or part of a picture of differences (b/w you and dp, or b/w how you were brought up & how dsd was brought up) over what dsd does? As it seems a very very small thing to care about (I don't think I'd so much as notice), & only likely to be bothersome if it was part of a bigger picture.
roisin · 01/12/2007 16:16
I would say the same actually.
I'm happy for the boys to read a book, or watch TV, or play Gameboy/DS, etc.
But not more than one at once.
If they want the TV on, they watch it. If they want to do something else they go upstairs or the TV goes off.
I wouldn't get particularly stressed about it, but it is pretty much a ground rule here. (for children anyway ... not for adult!)
cat64 · 01/12/2007 17:05
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biglips · 01/12/2007 17:16
thanks everyone for your advice.
maybe i am abit pushy but as i said its the way i was bought up..(we dont know whats her own upbringing is like at home with her mum and stepdad).
i do think its true that its only a small thing not to be stressed over it.
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