Yes, that’s an iPad. It used to be mine, but now it is Carlo’s iPad. He knows it’s “his” too.
Yes, that’s a little bag of corn chips. It’s his snack this afternoon. I know there’s no nutritional value in it. I know it’s not a fruit. I know it’s not a vegetable.
I’ve read many articles about too much screen/tablet time being bad for kids. I’ve watched the documentaries and tv shows about how horrible junk food can be. I’m sure you have too.
But… On a day when I’m not feeling 100%… On a day when he’s also not feeling 100%… Oh, I’ll be brutally honest, even on days when we’re both feeling perfectly fine… when I have chores to do or an important project to complete…or when I just need a “me” break, I will admit to turning to the iPad to babysit my little one. I will admit to giving him a little treat (like his favorite snack chips) so that for the next 20-30 minutes (hopefully!), I have some breathing room.
Ahhhhhhh. Breathing room…