Hamee Dee

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LOL.  For those who don’t speak Zach language, that is Sesame Street. Zach likes Sesame Street.  In fact, he has aaalmost all of the stuffed (monster) animals from the show, with his latest addition being Snuffy.  He can’t say Snuffy so he scrunches his face in the cutest way and says more like “hmuffy.”  HILARIOUS.

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He likes “playing” with his animals (ie dragging them around the house, or even cuter, reading to them…I die) and loves anything with a “Hamee” theme.

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So here comes the big question of the post:  IS IT OK TO LET YOUR KID WATCH TV?!  In this case, it is “Hamee Dee,” or Sesame Street.  Here is my opinion, and how I handle Z and TV:

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Let’s be honest: Zach has a really short attention span, so about 10 minutes is all I need to worry about in terms of face time with the TV.  So I use morning time to allow Zach a few minutes of Sesame Street.  Why?  Because

A.  He gets SOOOO excited

B.  I grew up on Sesame Street and turned out pretty well (hehe)

C.  It is indeed educational; he has already learned a bunch of things from it including the beginning of ABCs

D.  He has no interest in any other TV show

E.  Let’s be honest, if I am trying to get anywhere in the am (I plan most of our activities in the morning) I need ten minutes where I know Z is occupied (sprawled out on the couch sucking his fingers engrossed in Elmo/Mr Noodle, Super Grover or Abby’s Flying Fairy School) and safe.  Read:  I put my contacts in, brush my teeth, get dressed and get Z’s clothes and bag together.

So, there is your answer:  I may not be mom of the year, and I know there are moms out there who are SUPER against TV  but I feel that this works for us.  And as a mom, that is the best you can do!

4 thoughts on “Hamee Dee

  1. We only watch SS and we watch it more than 10 minutes… In fact I put it on for G when I nurse E so sometimes it can add up to more than I would like but it works for us. I will admit before E I was super strict about TV but now everything in moderation and the quality of SS is the best. You are far from a bad mom; you’re an incredibly dedicated mom so never think clicking the TV sometimes makes you the latter. You don’t use it as a ‘babysitter’ and that’s truly the most important thing.

  2. My kiddo has the same attention span – won’t sit down for much. I like to have stuff on in the background so I do have the tv on quite a bit but he doesn’t really watch it. If and when he does get more into sitting there and watching it I will want to put on stuff more educational so it serves a double purpose.

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