Today was it. I had to let off alittle steam or my head was just going to explode from this Chicken Little movie being dropped off daily. Note: Last 2 posts. Just because I do daycare, doesn't mean I let the kids watch TV all day. We paint, color, do puzzles, crafts, spend time outside ALOT lately, constructive play. We are NOT going to watch this damn movie again, once was enough.
K (the 3 yr old) pulls the movie out of the bag as soon as her mom puts the bag on the floor and says "mommy I want to watch Chicken Little." Now I can be a bitch but instead I kept my cool and said "K, we just watched Chicken Little on Monday when you brought it over, remember?" She starts to bawl. Then her mom says (OF COURSE BECAUSE SHE HATES INTERACTING WITH HER KIDS), "that's ok, we'll watch it when we go home." then to me "this is the last day we have the movie." She's going to be here at 5 and will sit her infront of the TV till bedtime when she goes home. I told her mom, "I'm sorry but I really hate to have her watch movies all day" then I try to cheer up K by saying "K what are you going to do when you go to school? They don't have TV at school." LOL
It's not that I'm against the TV, I think there are so many shows that help kids learn now, it's a great tool. Now if kids were watching Pokemon, Yu gi Oh, or Spongebob all the time, that would bother me but with the shows like Little Einsteins, Dora, and Blues Clues that teach the kids things, those to me are great shows. I LOVE Little Einsteins by the way and how they teach music.
Maybe now she'll get the point with this bawling fit K had this morning that she's letting her watch too much TV. I was as nice to her mom as I could be but I was stern and said I was NOT playing a movie more than once when she brings it. Her mom will bring the same movie for days and days wanting me to play it for her everyday. She even asks. It's pretty sad though when you're fixing lunch in the kitchen and can hear K quoting the movie. For instance when she brought Chicken Little on Monday she knew all the song lyrics and all the words to the movie. That shows you right there that there's a problem. I frankly could care less what her mom thinks. If she wants to pull them from here, power to her. That's exactly how I felt when I used to be a manager and someone disagreed with me. It's my way or the highway. LOL
Last here's some pics of our outdoor play yesterday. We were out for a whole hour but it still didn't help Dominic crash out. He was up till 10:30 PM! Ugh.