Monday, March 9, 2009

the week of no tv

This picture represents my family's reaction to my plan.

People say that you're amazed by how much time you discover you have if you stop watching TV. And I was getting mighty sick and tired of my kids pestering me to watch TV, after they'd already used up their screen time for the day. So, like any decent hausfrau who's serious about making her children resent her, I decided we'd go for a week without watching TV. Internet time for John and me is limited, but allowed for necessary communications. Blogging is necessary, but doing "town stuff" is not. That's what I call it when you start out doing a legitimate activity, but it gets stretched out into hours of unproductive meandering.

Don't worry, I'm almost sure we won't get cabin fever and start eating each other.


Sarah said...

Good luck with that. We just had Olivia go two days without TV, but a week would be tough. I'm actually going to start minimizing our screen time, but I don't know if I could go cold turkey for a week. Let us know if you all survive.

All8 said...

You are amazing! If we don't hear from you in a week, I'll contact the Coast Guard.

Good Luck!

highdeekay said...

Yeah! As you know, we haven't had "television" for years - over a decade - and it is great. We do have a dvd player and a television. Eden usually watches one dvd (blues clues, Elmo, and the like) a day (while I prepare dinner). I have a few shows I watch online once in a while, but I am seriously grateful to not have the temptation of having the tube on (I'd give in, I know I would). So, I hope the experiment goes well! Bravo!

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

Good luck with that! I'd try it too if there weren't so many good shows on after the kids go to bed!