Besides the Health Care Summit, the big news out of the White House this week is that President and Mrs. Obama forbid their daughters Sasha and Malia from watching TV on school nights.
Mine: So what! This is news? I've been forbidding my kids from watching weekday TV or movies for years. Lots of moms I know have been. Not so much because we think we're exemplary parents by keeping our kids away from the Idiot Box (well, that's part of it).
My main issue is, with lessons, religious school, homework, after school activities and playdates, when do they have the time to watch TV during the week anyways?
The Obamas talk about their daughters' education in this month's issue of Essence magazine. As reported by the Associated Press, the first thing the girls do after school is homework. If they haven't finished by dinnertime, around 6:30 p.m., they pick up where they left off after the meal. And after that, they can read until they hit the sack. Malia's bedtimeRead More »from Sasha & Malia don't watch TV during the week...so what!