so apparently you can't increase your child's ability to learn words and/or increase their intellegence with a dvd. shocking! :) click here to read the whole article.
but in all reality, seriously, when you have a 3.5 year old and an 9 month old both screaming at you and the 9 month does the whole baby projectile vomiting thing from crying so hard and the other one is throwing himself on the floor wanting your attention, the tv, dvds and a remote is your best way to get a moment to catch your breath. it may not be the best thing for them, but it's better than than losing it.