I have an almost 2yo and an 8mthold. And as you can imagine, some days I just want to bury my head in the sand (or under the pillow) and pretend I'm anywhere but here.
We have found ourselves in a bind with your 2yo. She is constantly asking to watch a movie or DVD and if not that, then to tinker around on our iPad. I really hate the thought of using the tv or iPad as a virtual babysitter, but sometimes it is just easier to give her what she wants as opposed to dealing with the argument and tantrum that will ensue.
Am I being a terrible lazy mother by giving in?
I will add, that she doesn't get her own way all the time. But I worry about the impact letting her sit in front of a movie has, especially given all the information out there and professional opinions on the matter (which all say no tv for kids her age).
Is there anyone else having the same troubles? How do you handle it?
Would love to hear some ideas and comments on the issue.