I wanted to start this blog for a few reasons:
- To force me to take pictures everyday so that I could always be practicing taking pictures and so that I am reminded everyday why I started this business. I am not going to give up on it.
- To help my clients get to know me as their photographer and see that I am normal and be able to relate with me so that they feel comfortable around me when I am taking pictures of them.
- And probably the most fulfilling and important reason, to keep a daily journal full of memories and pictures. It just so happens that I am opening my journal to the public. 🙂
I just wanted to make that clear so that those who might be reading this understand why I am doing it. Do me a favor and help spread the word of my business. I want to be successful in this.
OK! Now onto today’s post. Cora’s current favorite movie is Moana. Everyday she asks to watch it. We don’t watch it everyday, but I am sure I let her watch TV more than she should. Here is the thing. The more shows and movies Cora watches in a day, or a few days or even a week or two, the more cranky and whiny she tends to be. When I cut off her TV viewing, or just cut it down, she does so much better. She starts playing with her toys more, and entertaining herself more as opposed to looking to me to entertain her. She is more patient and kind and happy. So naturally I should be good at not letting her watch TV right?
Wrong! I still struggle with it, because its just so easy to turn on Moana so I can relax for a second or do the dishes or something.
The thing is, I am not a perfect mom and there have been times (like this past week) where I swear Cora spends 3 or more hours in front of the TV a day. And it’s ok, because this week I was exhausted! I was sick, I made tons of phone calls, and did a lot of cleaning.
I am feeling better now, and today Cora asked if she could watch Moana. I said yes, mainly because it’s a lazy day today and we are recovering from our jam-packed day yesterday. But it’s a new week, so I am telling myself that I will be better at encouraging Cora to play with her toys and minimize screen time starting tomorrow. That is the great thing about time, it goes on. And we can always start fresh with a new day, or a new week!
Moms! It’s ok if you feel like your kids have too much screen time. It’s ok if your tired. As long as you are doing your best, loving your kids, and trying to be better (even if it’s one tiny thing at a time), you are doing good. You are doing good, I promise!