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).