Tuesday, 12 October 2010

the world is your....TV?

when us mummies need a five minute break, when we just need to get on with the cooking, or the laundry, or we need to give our other children a bath, or we need to sit down and listen to them read, the tv can be a life saver! if not always, then occasionally it can be a blessing in disguise. But more often than not (not just with this one, with the others as well) i find myself feeling guilty, feeling that i am neglecting them or filling their heads with rubbish. So i have found myself a solution! when a particular situation needs my extra attention, i put the highchair as close as i can to a window, remove the curtain and voila i have guilt free entertainment! my little one stayed excited long enough for me to get all my jobs done.

every time a car, person, a dog or absolutely anything that moves went by he laughed, chatted, reached out, waved his arms, he loved it! (can you see the bulldozer? that had him squealing with joy).

no nudity, no foul language, no advertisements, no magic, what more can you ask for?


  1. I loved your post sis. perfect solution sis. may Allah bless you. ameen.

  2. Masha Allaah great. I am pleased sis. Maimoonah has not watched TV in whole of her 3 years masha Allaah for that matter we had and have no TV in our homes. May Allaah reward you for your efforts!

  3. i wish i could remove the tv totally! but i'm happy that we are switching it less and less everyday!

  4. that is sssooooo cute, Masha Allah!!!
    very good solution!!

  5. Amazing solution to such a bad habit of us mothers, that is. I unfortunately have no windows to my street but perhaps the one to the backyard would suffice.
    I haven't had a tv in a long time, and getting rid of it was hard at first, mainly for me, it was my loyal babysitter. But I now can say that it was one of the best things I could have done for my children. Now they use their imagination instead of being told what to dream by the tube.
    And, once you don't have the choice of putting a cartoon on, or the "islamic show" you become very resourceful and imaginative as to how to keep them entertain.
    But this is a step that each family has to decide at what pace and when to take according to what works best for them.

  6. mashallah, everyone who takes the steps to get rid of the tv, always say that they made the best choice! throwing it out is the hard bit!