Wednesday, February 18, 2015

52 WEEKS OF MEMORIES | 7 - WATCHING

I always thought I'd be one of those parents who'd be able to spend every waking second with their child and never rely on tv. Then I had a baby. I soon changed my tune. Where would I be without Giggle & Hoot, Thomas the Tank Engine and In the Night Garden?! Probably rocking myself back and forth in a corner. 

When the ABC first changed the timeslot of In the Night Garden I was freaking out because everything was out of whack, but after a few weeks it turned out to actually be a blessing in disguise. Bub's shifted to having only one day sleep now and it naturally occurs around the same time as In the Night Garden. Its kind of become a routine for her to watch In the Night Garden and then go have her sleep. It helps that she's obsessed with it. I have no idea how it makes kids sleepy, but it certainly works.

7 | WATCHING


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24 comments:

  1. Aw, Dora used to love ITNG too. It's cute but so repetitive! Cute photo!

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    1. I swear for about 3 months I thought it was just the same episode they played each day! It wasn't until I bought the books and dvds that I realised there were different ones. Maybe its the repetitiveness that puts them to sleep lol.

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  2. My oldest used to love it too! Sometimes a bit of telly isn't the end of the world!

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    1. Yea I don't think it is either :) Whatever works I say.

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  3. I don't know Giggle & Hoot but it looks cute! Can't believe that it was 'video's (not dvds) when my kids were little. They were into Banana's in Pyjamas, Thomas the Tank, Hi-5, Noddy, Postman Pat & more. Are those shows still around?

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    1. Banana's in Pyjamas, Thomas and Postman Pat are all still around, but they're slightly different to back then. I actually don't know if Hi-5 still exist? Noddy isn't on anymore, but I wish it was because it was one of my favourite shows!

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  4. My youngest has so much ITNG stuff. She has books and DVDs and figurines and cuddly toys. For a year or so there, she couldn't get enough of it but she has started to grow out of it now. If I can ever get her to part with her stash I'll gladly send it your way!

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    1. I just redeemed some Flybuys points to get the Ninky Nonk train thing and OMG she was SO excited when she saw it!

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  5. Gotta do anything that works I guess!! lol... great shot

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    1. Yep that's pretty much how we roll these days!

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  6. Whatever works :) My kids used to love a little quality TV time. First time linking up, thanks for yet another tool to help us get those photos taken and memories saved!

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    1. She certainly loves her favourite shows.

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  7. So true. Where would we be without TV? It really helps when things go pear shaped and you need to cook dinner.

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    1. I don't think I'd get any cooking or dishes done without tv!

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  8. My kids used to love The Night Garden. These days Shaun the sheep cracks them up , and us. I have no probs with my kids watching the telly. It's all part of our modern life, and to be honest, I think it has done wonders with their speech too.

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    1. Yea I used to have the same concerns with the ipad, but I've noticed she actually picks up words from it which can't be a bad thing.

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  9. So cute, my boys loved ITNG too - not so much me because of that music.

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    1. Yea the music is a bit out there (well the whole show is a bit out there actually).

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  10. I thought it was hilarious when I saw that ABC slot ITNG smack bang in the middle of the day and called it "quiet time" Quiet time for us meant NO TV! Lol!

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    1. Yea quiet time for us was go to your room and don't come out for xyz...

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  11. Awwww - look at those sweet little legs and the way her head is tilted up, looking at the screen!

    Thank you for joining this week at #PhotoFridayFun! I appreciate your participation.

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    1. Chunky legs haha. No worries, I just found your link up, will try and join in more often.

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