Monday, February 20, 2012
Good bye TV
For many years we were without a TV. Then, for some unknown reason we let it back in. When we moved back to Arizona we got a big TV and cable. We hadn't had cable for about 10 years, and we had never had a TV that big (I think it was 40 inches??)
Oh how we loved that TV. Maybe a bit too much. After reading most of "Simplicity Parenting" I talked to Mike. Could we please, pretty please, just let the TV go again? Cancel cable and just be done with this horrible time sucker? When we brought it up to the kids, well let's just say it didn't go over super well. Sagan was the saddest. He spent alot of his day slouched on the love seat watching it. And if I am being honest so did I.
So, after we worked out a few compromises (like Glee night at a friends house and Star Wars Clone Wars being streamed on Hulu once a week) the only thing left was what to do with the monster. Well, Mike's brother was coming to town on Saturday so we asked... "Do you want a 18 month old 40 inch flat screen TV?" And he said YES! I have to say, so far so good. We have been a TV free house hold (again) for about 48 hours.