Mike Teavee


Good news: boy likes to play with my meditation cushion. Bad news: here, he set it up as “a movie” to watch.

I will invoke the fifth amendment on the topic of whether or not I, ahem, from time to time, ahem, allow him to take in the animated/visual arts. While I cook dinner and his brain turns to pudding on the couch.  Will he meet the same sad fate as the Mike Teavee character in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Only time will tell.

At least I can say that I have the 25th anniversary edition of Marie Winn’s book The Plug-In Drug, read most of it, and believe nearly every word I read.  Soon as he can rip his attention away from the meditation cushion, I’ll read it to him, too.

3 thoughts on “Mike Teavee”

  1. Dressed in chiffon, pretending a cushion is a television, and probably able to make up stories about what it is that he’s “watching”… I’m not sure I’d worry about his development or creativity.

  2. So cute! The management of media time for the kids is something I could talk about at length. We have struggled in that area as our eldest has gotten older. It’s so hard sometimes.

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