Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free to Be TV Free

As of this evening, our family is undergoing an experiment for spring and summer. Our television is now a free agent - no cables or dishes attached.
This was a decision that we had considered on and off for the past year. Two other friends took the plunge before us and had nothing but good things to say about the decision, so we consulted the kids and took a few days to consider it. Surprisingly, we were all in agreement.
I have to admit, I've been a bit nervous about the whole thing. While I'm definitely not a TV junkie, I've become quite accustomed to the constant chatter and passive entertainment and even if we were not watching anything in particular, the television was usually on in the background.
We are all hoping to accomplish more reading and spend more time outdoors, and just generally have less "junk" in our lives. I will try to keep you posted as the experiment goes on.
Here's hoping for a successful withdrawal from the television!

1 comment:

e-Mom said...

Time outdoors... sounds like a plan!

Thinks a looking very perty around here... New blogskin?

I linked to your "Laughing in the Dark" post over at Chrysalis. :~D