I would like to take this moment to recognize all the times throughout the years my TV has given me a moment of peace or provided a much-needed distraction aiding me in surviving parenthood.
My Dearest TV,
You’ve gotten a pretty bad reputation over the years, especially related to your relationship with the kiddos. Research study after research study concludes you are not a healthy part of our children’s lives. With support of new evidence and infallible scientific proof, every so often a new article comes out offering insight into your detrimental effects on the younger generation.
I get it. Moderation is key. As a parent, I’m only supposed to let my children visit you for however many hours the most recent study dictates. As much as I try to follow the latest guidelines, I’m not perfect. Life happens.
Don’t let those scientists and studies get you down. I still love you and want you to know just how much I appreciate you in my life. You’ve supported me through some dark times. These are just a few of the countless ways you’ve come to my rescue:
This article might leave you with the impression our TV is constantly on. Before you get your panties in a bunch, let me assure you that is not the case. Even so, I already carry around enough mom guilt on a regular basis without any additional judgement. I do in fact limit my children’s screen time and restrict their media consumption, but even at my best, I’m far from perfect.
When I’m in the trenches trying to survive and need a moment of clarity, sanity or just peace and quiet, I’m not embarrassed to call on my good friend TV to come save the day.
Namrata SinghMay 1, 2017
It’s a nice write-up Ashleigh but I couldn’t relate to it much because I am just a no TV person. I just don;t like TV and TV is just an hour of weekend thing at my home. So TV never came to my rescue. I am glad it did for you and you wrote it so well.Liked it.
AshleighMay 1, 2017
Donna ParkerMay 1, 2017
I love TV and agree it’s gotten a bad reputation and the ‘m’ word (moderation) is important in all things. Shared this and are now following you all over the place (but not in a stalkery way lol). 🙂 Hope this week treats you kindly.
AshleighMay 1, 2017
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Hope you have a great week as well!
Emma ShearerMay 2, 2017
I am an internet TV addict. Always watching Netflix but rarely watch the actual TV but to be honest its the same kind of thing, right?