Our TV is shoved to oblivion for two long weeks... Why? Read the following exchanges a few minutes before dinner time.
MC: Mama, may I watch the tv?
Mama: Ok, but watch only one program. And when I call for you to come for dinner, then please come without any other words, ok?
MC: Ok, thanks. (And she disappread in the living room)
Mama: Kids, dinner is ready. Come and get it.
MC: Wait a minute.
Mama: What did I tell you?
Mama: Come here.
Papa: MC, what did mama tell you?
MC: Yes, I am coming.
Everybody is sitting on the table, waiting for MC.
Papa: MC, when you dont come in a second there would be no tv the whole day tomorrow.
MC: Yeah, I know. (But still wont budge).
Papa: Arent you coming, yet?
MC: (No answer)
Papa: I am going to fetch you now and when I do, there would be no tv for two weeks.
And Papa left the table, warning MC that he would turn off the tv; and repeating that there would be no tv watching for two weeks. Well, he did turn off the tv; with much screaming protests from MC. She calmed down a few minutes after threats that she would have to stay in her room without dinner. She dont want to miss meals because she believes this.
I think we did gave her a fair warning before imposing the no tv for two weeks on her. Although we do have this no tv day imposed already. Of course, IC is affected but she doesnt seem to care as she would prefer having her big sister playing with her than sitting with her big sister in front of the tv.