Does your toddler love the IPad just as much as mine did? Come see how we inadvertently kicked the toddler IPad addiction! Whatever works, right?
Toddler Ipad Addiction
My 3-year-old loves to play on the tablet. And I would be lying if I said that I didn’t love his enthusiasm with the Ipad as well. I mean, when I need to get something done like dishes, laundry, or blogging, it really comes in handy!
Things started out innocent enough. I would let Cameron play on it only when I needed to accomplish a specific task. But then, as a busy mom, I was really needing to get things done all the time.
You know what I mean, right?
Sometimes it’s nice to be able to fold a load of laundry without my 3-year-old “helping” me (i.e. picking up the folded clothes only to unfold them).
As a result, he has been on it more and more. I would like to label it as a BFF kind of thing, but in reality, it is probably more of an addiction.
He does have ABC Mouse on there! There are some academic games and interesting learning things, but let’s be real. He usually chooses to watch a show on Prime or PBS Kids.
Well, last week I had to go to an appointment with the doctor. Thankfully, my husband was able to stay home with my kids while I ventured out for some fun freedom to an annual checkup with my OB/GYN.
Does anyone else just love the feeling of having no children to load and unload when going places? I always want to do a happy dance when I pull into a parking spot and realize I just need to unbuckle myself.
Okay, back to my story. So I was in the waiting area when I get a text from my husband.
The picture attached to the text told the story perfectly.
Needless to say, I wasn’t thrilled. But, I am happy to announce that the detox from tablet time hasn’t been nearly as terrible as I thought it would be.
I guess what I’m saying is…if you want to disrupt any kind of crazy addiction to technology, just break it.
Just kidding! Don’t do that.
Just know that taking that vice away from you and your child really is better in long run. At least, that’s what they tell me. 😉
Shiree is my other half. She calls herself boring, but she is far from it! She lives in Kansas City with her husband and her 4 kids ages 7, 5, 2, and 1! She really is super mom as she spends hours working on the blog and finding a way to still take care of her kids effortlessly! Shiree was married young and started a family right away. She jokes all the time that nothing could have prepared her for motherhood other than motherhood!
After becoming a mom she decided to get as much knowledge as she could about raising kids and strengthening families so she decided to go to college. She obtained her degree in Marriage and Family studies and is now a Family Life Educator. She has a desire to pay it forward and help other parents raise kids and strengthen their families.