Having managed to avoid TV altogether, we finally caved in with Ebs about 5 months ago (when Louis was born).
He still only watches videos (yeah remember them) and DVDs and even then only about 15 or 20 minutes a day. OK so it was about 2 and half hours at the weekend when we were hungover.
But in the main we've kept it very low key and until the last couple of weeks we haven't had any telly tantrums.
We recently had some neighbours move out with their 15 and 17 year old kids and became the inheritors of the kids' videos. Then when our new next door neighbours arrived we inherited their 13 and 15 year olds' videos. Flicking through we actually got some crackers.
Anyway we started off with a revisitation of Jungle Book, which in my opinion is possibly the finest Disney movie ever made, it's definitely got the best score and Eben loved it, but last weekend we thought we'd take a look at Dumbo.
Neither of us had seen Dumbo as kids, so we were watching it for the first time ourselves. What a crock of disjointed crap. It's bloody awful. Both Nic and I hated it. Problem is Eben loves it and this morning I had a proper huff when I wouldn't let him watch it. Yes I would rather he was doing a jigsaw, but more selfishly, I didn't want to sit through the interminable mess of a movie.