I used to make the little man watch cartoons so he will get out of my hair while I was doing my chores. But I now limit it to about two hours a day. I don't want him to be a couch potato and stay in front of the television for hours on end. So when he gets to watch cartoons he enjoys it. The other day I let him watch Disney cartoons and he had a blast jumping up and down and turning around in circles mimicking what he saw on tv. I enjoyed watching him since he tried to sing too and acted like he was part of the show.
When the show ended he settled down and played with his toys and I turned the television off. We spent our quite time with me reading while he played with his toys and checked on me from time to time instead of the other way around, lol. Like any normal toddler he gets nervous when mama is gone longer than five minutes.