Mazy - posted on 04/12/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have two kids, almost 3 & 16 months, and they both ADORE their Daddy. But my husband has to work a lot to support us & every one is okay with that...so, it means that he is out the door for work by around 8am & is home around 7pm. The boys are always excited when he walks in the door & beg to play games with him, but he ignores them, turns on the TV, drinks his beer & eats his dinner. He used to eat with us at the table, give the boys their baths, read them their stories & help with brushing teeth, etc. But now I do it all myself & he only gets up to tuck them in & turn off the light. If they ask to watch cartoons with him (because they obviously don't care about the car building shows that he has on) he just puts them in our bedroom with the TV on, then goes back to the living room himself! I simply cannot convince him that he needs to spend that hour with his boys...THEN turn on the TV when they go to bed! Basically, if the man is home, the television is on. Weekends are just as bad....non-stop, LOUD TV. Is there a way I can get it to be turned off, at least for certain periods?