Usually the kids aren't allowed to watch any t.v. in the morning. I find that it greatly slows down our progress of eating, getting dressed or basically just thinking (in Carter's case!) He'll just sorta stand in the kitchen with a look on his face like he's not even sure if he's in the right house.
We have one of those flip down t.v. in my car which like in the house the kids don't get to watch until after school. Well this morning the kids were in the back eating their breakfast, (we might have gotten a bit of a late start) and were very quite. The t.v. screen was flipped down but the radio was turned off so no sound was coming out. I figured that the movie wasn't even on. So while I'm driving, enjoying a little peace and quite, Carter suddenly udders, "Meanwhile back at the castle........"I looked in my rear view mirror and asked "Carter what did you just say?" then a sly grin spread across his face, not unlike the Grinch when he was taking all the christmas toys, looked up and said, "Ummm nothing!" he knew at that point he was busted and the t.v. got shut down. But a few mins. later Carter pipes back up from the back seat and say's "you know mom, your sorta overreacting a bit don't you think. I mean if you think about it, it's really not our fault for watching the movie. The screen was down, so what were we suppose to do?"