Monday, September 1, 2008

No TV Week, Day One

Yes, I have officially gone crazy, just as my dad predicted. You may send chocolate and coffee to the Funny Farm.

I'm sick of the TV taking over our lives. I think about it all the time, as a reward for me, as something to do while I nurse, while the baby naps. The kids plan their days around their shows, especially now that we have the converter box and 24-hour cartoons on Qubo.

So I'm instituting a no-TV week (well, 5 days, which is all I can handle, and withholding Saturday morning cartoons is just cruel). I chose this week because Aron is off work and he can get a taste of what I do all day. A little background: he didn't have a TV the whole 3 years we dated, so he could not care any less about the TV and is on my butt about the kids watching too much anyway.

My prediction is that by the end of the week we will be BEGGING the kids to go watch some TV.

So the plan is to play games with the kids, read to them, homeschool in an unschooling way, go to the park, walk to the library, do a toy purge.

I'll keep you posted ... ha! Get it? POSTed! Anyway ... tough crowd out there.


  1. You are a better woman than I am and I wish you the best of luck. Of course, the only reason I have time to comment is because my child is....watching TV!

  2. What? NO Babar? NO MIss BG? NO Rupert? NO Jacob two two? No Sitting ducks? NO LAMB CHOP? Are you OUT OF YOUR MIND????? :)

  3. Hang in there. I've been on the no tv bandwagon for a while, Brian just recently agreed. We cut out all tv for the boys and only watch ourselves after the kids go to bed, thank you DVR! The first week or two were rough, we made it the whole summer, yay!! And they kids remind me of me, pretending, playing outside more, and ,gasp, reading!!!!


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