So there we were. Lying on the sofa giggling and watching yet another re-run of the “random dancing” on iCarly … the impossible but loveable hotel heiress London Tipton as she throws her tantrums on the high seas with twins on The Suite Life on Deck …and of course we couldn’t miss SpongeBob Squarepants and his best friend Patrick riding the hooks at “the carnival.”
Now mind you my seven year old son had the remote in his hands or hidden under his pillow the whole time. He wanted complete control over what kind of high jinks would be playing out on this night of TV viewing. Then it hit me. What could he be watching with just a few simple stubby fingered moves across that powerful wonder wand called a remote control?
I remembered thumbing through the plethora of programming late one Saturday night. (I was by myself by the way.) Let’s see … my minds own DVR steadily imprinting images of thong clad gladiators doing horrendous things to defeat their opponents … various exposes’ on the birds and the bees but there weren’t any birds or bees.
I am no prude but YIKES! There is no way I would want my little bear exposed to such “adult themes.” How could I be in control of this wild world of provocative programming? I looked down and in my hands lay the simple answer. The remote that brings us so much joy can also ensure it doesn’t cause us any due embarrassment or overexposure.
It’s simple really. Point, push the setting button …. Scroll over to parental control and let the blocking begin … by title, channel, content, ratings and then lock it down with a four digit code. Of course it takes a parent’s guidance and watchful eye as well.
But now I know when my “little man” has the remote control who really has the power. I do … but please shhhhhhh let’s not spoil his illusion. Besides Phineas and Ferb are about get yelled at by their sister Candace as
Want to be in control of your TV … it’s easy!
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