Tuesday, February 10, 2009

No, Anna, you can't protect him from it all...

I remember when the Bubs was just a teeny lil' thing and he began to notice the outside world. Different people, places, images sounds, etc. He was -and still is- a child-sized sponge that would soak every new thing up before Hubby and I had a chance to register what he'd absorbed. That wasn't such a big deal in those days, but that ain't the case these days!

I've been taken aback lately with the amount of totally inappropriate images, language and even behavior that's displayed in front of him...and all this during a simple trip to the store. And don't get me started with the obnoxious "kid shows" that are on t.v. these days or the semi- pornographic commercials that seem to be on every.......oh, you probl'ly already know what I'm talking about on that score, so I'll hush. We just turn the channel or fast-forward through stuff if we can....

In any case, I know I can't put blinders on him but I also don't want to draw his attention to all the distractions, either. The Hubs and I have kinda settled on a "we'll tackle it if he brings it up" tactic. So far, so good. I still really, really want to put some blinders on him though!

4 comments:

Midwest Mom said...

I hear you! Sometimes my kids wonder why I'm so selective about what they see and read, but I don't want them to grow up too fast.

Unfortunately, now that I have two in elementary school, there has been a tide of information that is out of my control.

I say, shelter your child while you can. The innocence of youth is a precious commodity.

- Julia

Joanna said...

I totally understand what you're saying.

Jonny's Mommy said...

Wouldn't it be great if we could protect them from everything bad in the world? I'd like to put Jonathan in a bubble some days.

Hope you are doing OK and the little "Mr. P" is OK too.

Sandy Toes said...

I totally agree. I can't remember what we were watching with my oldest son and I was embarrassed..OH I know..the superbowl..some of those commercials were crazy!
-sandy toe