Wednesday, October 22, 2008

And the Foot Went DOWN!

My husband's choice of television isn't exactly what I like to watch. He enjoys the Simpson's, Family Guy, American Dad, all those dumb, disgusting shows. Well, the foot recently went down on good 'ol Daddio because our little one has started picking up some things that Mommy doesn't like. Daddy has been told that he is allowed to watch those shows in the bedroom with the door closed. No kiddo in tow.

Usually I am able to keep the munchkin distracted while her father is watching these shows, but we've taken a turn that has Mommy quite displeased. My punkins started calling Family Guy "movie" because the first line says "It seems today that all you see is violence in MOVIES". It bothered me that she recognized the show, and got semi-excited that it was on. Yes, she watches other cartoons (children appropriate, mind you), but I didn't think she'd get that excited over a show.

The next step in my realization that my child need not be present while her father is watching these shows is when she actually called the cartoon by its real name. Then, she cried when "Famy Guyyy" was on a commercial. Not good! Daddio was told that he was going to have to start watching the show elsewhere, but he didn't think it was "that big of a deal".

Finally, the clincher (and it's a good clincher) to my realization that my 19 month old daughter should in no way, shape, or form be exposed to this show is when she started repeating what Stewie (the baby in Family Guy) said. As she was playing, the show was on, and it went to a commercial. The next thing I hear out of her precious little mouth is "ass ball", which is exactly what Stewie had just said on TV! My child repeating cuss words from an inappropriate television show? I THINK NOT!

Daddio was ever so politely TOLD that the viewing of these shows will no longer take place in front of our child. If he wants to watch them in the bedroom, that's fine with me. I wasn't allowed to watch these shows growing up, and now I see why. My child will also not be allowed to watch these shows!