Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Free from the Electronic Babysitter!!!

We have managed to free ourselves from the ever-present, power-using, life-draining babysitter known as:

I've toyed around with the idea of kicking the boob tube to the curb for quite some time but I was never able to get Andy on board. A quick mention of a close family who lives TV free (and is still considered "normal") was enough to get his help kicking it to the curb (or at least as far as the garage but no worries...the garage has no power!).

The reasons for ridding ourselves of the insane time-sucker were many but if I had to pick one, it would have to be my utter lack of self-control when it comes to anything broadcast over the airwaves. I was wasting away hours a day...hours I could have spent with my boys (even though they were sleeping), or knitting, or catching up on all the housework (okay, you're right...I would never do that anyway), or even reading a book that involved more than one sentence per page.

It has been a few days since we exorcised the telly and I have to say, it has been absolutely wonderful. Our pace of life has slowed down, I am able to be more present in the moment, and I actually enjoy more of the housework that I'm actually getting done!


Steph said...

good job!

Emily* said...

TV free Rocks!

Lisa @ Corporate Babysitter said...

Good for you! I am in awe of anyone who can do this.