I lost the battle to cartoons a while back. He usually watches a show after breakfast, sometimes after nap, and one before dinner. I stick with Noggin, because I like how they don't show comercials. Plus, I'm pretty sure my toddler is becoming a genius through all of Moose's educational shorts.
Most recently, cartoon time has been invaded by toddler indecision. I usually blog sit with Evan while he watches cartoons - You know, just to make sure Little Bear is on the up and up. So, he'll be sitting there enjoying a cartoon he's seen at least five times and all of the sudden he brings me the remote and starts whining as he points to it. Since I'm apparently his butler, I oblige by finding something else suitable for him to watch and within five seconds he's back to the whining. The other day we repeated this process at least 5 times, until I finally just turned off the tv.
As I pondered the whole ordeal and tried to come up with a mommy solution for next time, I realized, "Oh my goodness, he's a man in training!"