Between the two channels I am going to go insane. Through the fault of my own I suppose, the television is almost always on Disney Channel or Nickelodeon when my kids are home. What does that mean? I can watch iCarly, Good Luck Charlie, Suite Life, Sponge Bob, or Phinease and Ferb at least 3 times a day. When watched one at a time they are good shows and I'm sure I would have watched them religiously when I was younger. Some weeks it feels like they only created 3 episodes on each program. I'm constantly thinking to myself "didn't we just see this one two days ago." The kids are never empathetic so I don't bother wasting my breath to suggest we JUST saw the given episode.
When I was a kid there were no marathons of tv shows. I would have watched the Facts of Life over and over if they had a marathon.
The kids grew out of the toddler Disney programs in about 5 years. How long before I am relieved of the boredom I face with the repeats of the Disney and Nick shows? It will have to be a while, because the alternative leaves a lot to be desired? These two channels are the only places where people aren't swearing in every show or in a commercials. I suppose when I think of the alternative, I can live with the repeats and be grateful that my kids aren't begging to watch the alternative.