The TV Dilemma

First of all, my apologies for the semi-neglect (okay, FULL ON neglect) of this blog. Work and moving drove me insane.


I think most moms have read this line on a blog, a parenting site or an article somewhere:

No television for children under 2 years old.


Well, not for me.

I have to admit I have the TV on in Basti’s playroom when we play together, and it’s not tuned in to Playhouse Disney or playing a Baby Einstein DVD either. (Mainly because Baby Einstein bores the heck out of Basti) When I’m watching Basti, I watch my shows. I do sometimes watch Disney and Pixar movies, and Basti likes that. We watched Ratatouille the other day.

Hey I grew up watching TV with my mom. I learned Filipino and developed an appreciation for cinema by watching PPP (Piling Piling Pelikula) after Eat Bulaga on RPNĀ  9. I learned English with Sesame Street.

The only show I don’t let Basti watch is Willing Willy. Flat out, NO.

But Showtime is his favorite. Chant “Party party!” to Basti and he raises his arms up and down and starts to dance. He responds more to R&B than nursery rhymes, and is more familiar with Usher than Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. He likes watching Glee with me and dances to the opening credits of Hawaii Five-0.

So that’s my “bad parent” confession of the day. What’s yours?