Thursday, May 3, 2012

Video Games and Spongebob

Some days I feel like a bad mommy.  Santa brought the letters DS to life this Christmas (making the days when my husband is working, but I have a 3 hour meeting after school manageable), there is a Wii in my living room for rainy days (which I was CERTAIN would never come into my home!)  and I toss Spongebob up on Netflix when I need to get papers graded and O is just demanding my attention.  And the guilt comes pouring in.

I know that the kids are aware of the limits.  There is no fussing when I say, "No, go outside and play."  And all four can play outside in the days of my childhood.  So, I must be doing something right.  But, none-the-less, I feel like a lazy mommy when I use technology as a babysitter.  It is usually when J is on shift and I just need an extra set of hands.

I guess it is just one of those moments where I realize that there is no way, practically speaking, to be that ideal parent that I had in my mind when I was partying like it was 1999...well as much as I could on bedrest anyway.  I would never allow video games to steal my kids' brains and videos would never be used to babysit...well, Netflix is streaming and the VHS are packed up, so technically speaking...

17 school days and 2 exam days left, but I am not sure who's counting.
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