I hope ds will be more interested in playing in his room, although OTOH, I think I'd miss him! Right now, he hates to play in his room. Perhaps if there is a toddler, DS will desire more privacy. Maybe he'll just naturally want it when he's a little older, too.
Oh, the electronics . . . DS would play with nothing else if we allowed it. I hate to see the effect on him. We were told that some of the Wii games would be good for his gross and fine motor delays, and we also didn't want him to be "that kid" whose parents don't allow any electronics. But he can get grouchy playing with them for a long time, and he seems to forget how to play with his other toys. During the school year, when no tv/no electronics are allowed on school nights, he would spread his Legos all over the ottoman and sofa. Over the break, he hardly touched them . . . the lure of electronics! At least reading doesn't suffer, though.
I am a little uncomfortable thinking about a baby/toddler being exposed to so much electronics, too. I remember when I used to try to bf ds in front of the tv when he was a newborn, he would turn to the flickering tv and ignore me. Naturally, with no other kids in the house, it was easy for me to control what he was exposed to. Now he watches cartoons like Total Drama. I don't think they're too awful, mostly just very silly. This will present me with a dilemma -- allow ds to have tv in his room, which I don't like, or allow a baby to be exposed to shows that aren't age-appropriate.
Have you had that dilemma, too, Hope?