Last night M went along to a screening of Project Wild Thing – it was a fundraiser for our (very cash-strapped) kindergarten. The one Small DB is refusing to go to…(that’s a whole other blog post). He came home a bit fired up about the Smalls and their screentime. We decided to say goodbye to them watching shows when they get up in the morning.
It is something that has never sat well with me – I am a snob about morning television. Yeah, we don’t have a television – but they just watch iView. I feel it is invasive, sedentary and just…wrong. But with the Smalls sitting zombie-eyed in front of something, I am able to unload the dishwasher, tidy up, organise breakfast…do all the stuff – without interference. Need to change that.
It was hard this morning. I’d been up in the wee hours trying to warm up the room for Small Z to stop her coughing and coughing. There was some despair from Small DB when I told her there would be no shows this morning, but I offered the option of doing some decoupage with a whole lot of magazines to cut up – and that brightened her spirits.
She is a kid that needs to do something when she awakens. She doesn’t like to eat first thing – has always been that way. I had an appointment at 8.30am – so I left her decoupaging with M. I got back an hour later – and they were gone. Small DB’s breakfast was untouched. I couldn’t find them…until M texted me some photos from the bottom of the garden…