So my son wants a television in his room.
Never mind that we only have one television in the whole house. He seems to think that he deserves to have unlimited access to all of his favorite movies.
At least he is smart enough to realize that we would never allow him to have all the cable channels we have on our main TV, and has instead asked for the type of set that has a built-in DVD player. He would have to have a cable box to watch any regular television, and there is no way we are paying for that.
I have to say that part of me is tempted, and then there is another, louder part of me that says no way should a nine year old have a television in their room. Although I know many, many children that are both younger and older than him that do.
I wonder if I am getting soft in my old age. If my toddler is wearing me down so much that a request for a television doesn’t seem totally outlandish.
What say you about kids and televisions in their rooms?
I personally think it is bad enough that he stays up past his bedtime reading books.
I think it would break my heart if he took to watching television instead.