I confess. For all of my talk about limiting TV in our home, we make friends with the electronic babysitter from time to time. OK, maybe more than I thought.
We've tried to limit our kids' viewing to children's shows we've screened and cooking shows. Sports were fine, until we realized that the commercials for some of the movies and video games out today were scaring the 4 year old, causing some of our bedtime battles.
And we thought that decision was OK. Until yesterday.
My daughter was doing her usual cooking with water routine - typically it's making "chocolate chip tea." Or so I thought.
Lined up on our kitchen table were two child-size tea cups and her brother's sippy cup, which she picked up and started shaking up and down. "I'm making cocktails," she proudly said.
What?? We're not teatotallers by any means (we have the occasional glass of wine or beer), but we certainly don't have leisurely chats about "cocktails."
"Sandra Lee on the cooking show makes cocktails," she informed me. "I'm making water cocktails."
Yikes. They keep you on your toes, don't they? Time to rethink what they're watching, yet again!