I know I’m probably in a minority here, but my kids don’t have a television in their bedroom.
Yes, you read that right. They’re 5 and 9 years of age this year, and they’ve never been allowed a telly in their bedroom.
What kind of mean mother am I?!
It seems the norm to have at least two TV sets in the house doesn’t it? A family one downstairs in the living room, a telly in each and every bedroom for the kids.
Nope, not here. You want to watch telly? You watch it on the one in the living room. If there’s a programme clash, well you’d better get the dvd set to record then or catch it on Iplayer later.
I like it better that way. Who needs televisions in small children’s bedrooms anyway?
When it’s time to wind down for bed, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book, reading stories to themselves or to us or just playing good old fashioned board games like Monopoly or playing with their toy cars or whatever.
I know you’re all probably thinking I’m all old fashioned and should let them have a telly in their room.
Nope, they’ve never known any different so how can they be missing out on something they’ve never had?
That’s all I need – them able to turn the telly on in their room in a morning and wake each other up by Cbeebies blaring out.
Or being wide awake and wanting to watch dvd’s in their room until silly o clock instead of going to sleep as it’s a school night.
We’ll stick to our bedtime routine here, thanks. Bath, pyjamas, story,in bed for 7.30.
If that makes me ‘mean’ then so be it. :-)
What do your kids do? TV in the bedroom or no TV in the bedroom?!