Hi Ladies, it's been a while since I posted. Things have been going ok . I wanted some advice on my ILs upcoming trip. They are going to be with us for about 5-6 months this year. They have the bad habit of encouraging the kids to watch tv. Usually they have the tv running 24/7 (sometimes even when they are sleeping). When kids come back from school they keep asking 'what do you want to watch'? I don't allow kids to watch tv on week days. dH and I have told ILs this many times so now they do it without our knowledge. Usually the nanny or the kids tell me the truth. I can't take the remote to work with me!! I have told the kids not to watch but the temptation is too hard for them especially for my 5 year old. I don't want to bad mouth my ILs to the kids so I can't say much. Kids usually tell me mil said it was ok or mil asked if they would like to watch. Looking for suggestions on what to do: - I have put them in some after school classes but that's only for 2/3 days of the week. They have a lot of time after the class and before I come home (almost 1 hr) - I am worried because this is such a long trip . If it's a few weeks I can say forget it but 6 months of constant tv watching will not work for me -ILs won't listen to me. If I tell them they will do it more and ask the kids to lie . They have done this before and it led to a huge fight - the nanny has already told me she can't stop them. She knows from experience - they are rude to her - I told them nanny to take kids to the park etc but apparently ILs tell her no we want to play with the kids. Their idea of playing with kids is watching tv!! The worst part - they show all the sad tv dramas with non stop crying and family fights to the kids. Sometimes there are scenes with drunk husbands hitting the wife etc. when I got angry about this ILs said kids should know what real life is and how lucky we are my DH is not like that!!! I told DH and claims they were joking Any ideas?