But, here is my confession. I'm afraid I've been a little slack in that area lately. Cosette is allowed to get a movie from the library each week, and I usually make sure I pre-view it to make sure it's worth while for her to be watching.
Well, this past week has been a little stressful for us, so I'll first of all admit that I've been letting them have more TV time than is probably healthy for them. We usually try to limit video/movie time to very little or none at all,(we don't have television stations,) but I haven't really stuck to that very well lately. I also let Cosette watch a Strawberry Shortcake movie that I hadn't really checked out yet. Cosette loves Strawberry Shortcake--- and it sounds pretty innocent, right? And, for the most part it was. I wasn't like gasping in horror and turning the TV off, or anything like that. But, after actually sitting down and watching more of it with her, I realized, ''You know, there are probably better, more edifying things she could be watching, if she's even going to be watching TV at all."
So, there you have it. The confession of a guilt-ridden momma. I have been letting my kids watch too many movies, and they haven't exactly been my idea of educational, spiritually up-lifting stuff.
But, thank God that we can learn from our mistakes and move on. I did much better today helping Cosette pick out up-lifting entertainment choices at the library (along with our mountain of books, which I couldn't be seen behind as I tried to carry them to the front-desk. I think they need shopping carts in libraries....) And, I am going to try to be more diligent about getting back to our normal limited TV times.
And also, thanks to my wonderful husband for lovingly pointing out this mistake to me. I know this might sound silly and trivial to many of you, but I'm realizing that I only have so many years before my kids grow up, and I don't want to waste a precious moment!