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Sunday, February 11, 2007

My (former) Parenting Plan


As many of you know, before I had Tate, I had these grand ideas about how my baby would only eat organic food and never watch tv and have a lifestyle as close to hippie commune except without the ganga/pot/wackyweed and the whole grow-your-own-crops thing…(I couldn’t get ANYTHING to grow in our garden except for a dwarf zucchini that was inedible.)

Anyway, me and reality have recently met.

As I type, Paul is out of town, I stayed up too late and Tate is on his 3rd Sesame Street episode today.
YES I WAS A JUDGEMENTAL IDEALIST _________ (fill in appropriate title).

But now I know the sheer necessity of electronic babysitter, even though I feel as guilty as a vegetarian eating meat every time he gets into “tv coma”. But I also am enjoying every moment of solitude…

Bert and Ernie are awesome.

5 comments:

ursula said...

You have seen the light! Sorry I did not call you back last night. I will call soon!

Laura Chin said...

Welcome to real life motherhood sweetie! the plans look so good on paper don't they? then...reality. *sigh* bert and ernie are awesome, I agree. The Chinese sesame street is so different! Different theme song, characters...

Laura Chin said...

p.s. you have no reason to feel guilty because I know how many things you do with Tate. If you let him sit there all day, every day and never engaged him in activity...then you could be guilty heehee

Karen said...

At this point I will neither fill in the blank or make any comments. I simply wanted to say:
HAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA

Mona said...

Let me just remind you that Dad and I bought our first color TV, just so you could watch Bert and Ernie! You absolutely loved them and you turned out just GREAT!