So the above photo makes two things very apparent – 1) Logan can rock a mullet but definitely needs a hair cut (2) TV is his new best friend.
I spent ages procrastinating getting our tv antenna looked at which meant we didn't watch a lot of tv and he'd only really get to watch kids shows at his grandparents. Once I got it fixed and we had the ABC (children's show tv channel in Australia) we were hooked. All the guidelines recommend no tv until he's two and we were doing reasonably well but now we're terrible at it. I hate admitting this, especially in the blog world were everyone is perfect but our tv is on a lot during the day. Sometimes it's ok and we'll play outside or do drawing etc… But more often than not he wants to sit and watch it. Halfway through he will start to play with other stuff but hello tantrum city if I should try and turn it off. I guess I can't blame him, it is 100% my fault and boy is the Mum guilt kicking in.
We're now trying to reduce the amount he watches but (hello bad parenting award) I will never get rid of it entirely, nor will it ever go down to him only watching 1 hour a day. Kudos to the parents who can do this but I sort of feel like highfiving other parents like me so that I know I'm not alone. It's just another one of those things in the long list of parenting competition I guess. But it's getting to me, so I'm trying to find new activities to do (especially with the crappy weather we've been having!) with him. It doesn't help that he has a socially anxious mother who hates going anywhere by herself – I don't know what I'm going to do with myself when I have a second child!
So even though play dough has fallen out of favour more drawing and building and pretend play is definitely on the cards. Along with play dates and trips to the park. But if anyone else has any other suggestions please let me know!
On a non related side note the new rule in our house is no dummy except for sleep time and two days in we seem to be doing well!