I'm tired of people saying things about the way I parent! (VENT)
My husband was talking to his boss the other day about how our son likes to watch TV in the mornings and how since he's been having trouble sleeping we've been letting him watch 5-10 minutes of TV before putting him back down. His boss rudely said that I should be reading him books instead of letting him watch TV. Thankfully I wasn't there other wise I would've given him an ear full. I DO read to my son and he's not sucked into the TV or anything. In the morning he watches nick jr which are kid friendly cartoons, although in the afternoon he'll sometimes watch Phineas and Ferb with me lol, he watches maybe an hour of TV through out the day, no not in one sitting. I try to teach him his body parts, he's more obsessed with his belly and toes then anything else, some ABCs and what things are and stuff. I read to him as often as he'll sit still but he's always been one to go go go. He doesn't say very many words but he knows how to communicate with you for what he wants. I admit I don't get on the floor and play with him very often or anything but that's not because i don't like to play with him or anything it's because he's not interested in anything like that. He likes it when you play "hide and go seek", which usually is just letting him see you run to one part of the house and yelling BOO at him which he thinks is hilarious. I talk to him, play with him and read to him. Just because my kid can't say someones name and has a limited vocabulary doesn't mean I don't work with him, believe me I try. My kid watching TV has nothing to do, in my opinion, with his lack of vocabulary. He's a rambunctious little boy who would rather run around and play then sit still and read a darn book. Even as a baby he would get fidgety and roll around to get off my lap. He's getting better a better attention span as he gets older. But seriously I am tired of people associating his lack of talking as me not spending time with him. I'm alone with this kid ALL day...of COURSE I talk to him lol I don't know if it's the age gap between his boss and his wife with me and my husband (he's 29 and she's 27 and I'm 20 and my husband is 24) but they seem to always have something to say.