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?!