Last edited by Full House; 14-01-2015 at 15:35.
I don't think 30 mins a day is too much. If it was me I'd be telling him to kindly consult me before making week long punishments that he's not even around to enforce!! It's easy for him to say.... he's not dealing with the kids!
I would tell your DH to get f@rked.
Tell him unless he comes up with, and successfully tests, a fool proof way of ensuring the kids are out of mischief while you are cooking dinner .... then.... Back off.
Tell him he has no idea what it's like to look after kids all day. Then on his next day off dump the kids on him all day, treat yourself and tell hubby you'll be returning at 6:30 and want dinner on the table.
BettyV (10-10-2014),BettyW (10-10-2014),CompareTheMeerkat (10-10-2014),DarcyJ (10-10-2014),Funnels (10-10-2014),Gentoo (11-10-2014),GingerKat (10-10-2014),HearMeRoar (10-10-2014),HeavenBlue (10-10-2014),LaDiDah (10-10-2014),littlelove (10-10-2014),littleriv (10-10-2014),Mama Mirabelle (11-10-2014),misskittyfantastico (10-10-2014),PomPoms (10-10-2014),Purple Lily (10-10-2014),Renn (10-10-2014),smallpotatoes (10-10-2014),Sonja (10-10-2014),Taiyed (10-10-2014),~Marigold~ (10-10-2014)
There's been times when the kids have gone weeks without watching and it's not something that is on all day. But yes, DH and I agreed a long time ago that we would not use no tv as a punishment - unless it was directly linked as one never knows when one might need it, ie. if yourself or one of the kids are hurling, severe morning sickness, whilst dinner is prepped sometimes, whilst you do the final tidy up prior to guest coming over, raining for weeks on end - or otherwise it's 3 against 1. 30 minutes when it's on is okay in this household when needed. Sometimes we have a movie night too - that's fun.
Agree with VP on this one!
And add to it that they can not watch tv
I'm so over ppl thinking we all have addictions to TV and computers etc. Kids (and us) are stuck in the house all day, it's not like we have a lot of other entertainment. My son doesn't even have a backyard to play in. It's background noise, company, entertainment. Quite often educational, informative, inspiring. I don't see how any of these things are so terrible and it's just what life is like in this day & age. Yes kids should have an imagination and come up with other things to do, but are they expected to do that all day long? How hard are their brains supposed to work looking for things to do ALL day anyway? Seriously when stuck inside... jobs to do... it's not ideal but it's also a no-brainer.
It just seems a bit nitpicking to punish bc the kids were turning on the TV when asked not to... surely there are bigger battles to focus on, then again, I don't know how annoying they were being. I would have thought that addressing the underlying issue - patience and manners I guess - would be more appropriate. It's teaching them that TV is bad. Indirectly I guess it's teaching them that they inconvenience others but such a long way to go about teaching that, I don't know, I've got a headache, not looking forward to disciplining kids haha
Last edited by Eilonwy; 10-10-2014 at 19:28.
Sounds overly strict to me. I get banning TV for a day or two, but a week (and now he says a month!) is rough.
Where's the compromise? Where's the communication? And how come he alone is in charge of the punishments? Doesn't sound like he's taking your feelings into account which isn't fair.
Me 32, He 35, DS 14, DD 2
My DP has tried this one too...
I just override.
Pregnant for the first-time?
Not sure where to start? We can help!
Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!