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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Season Finale

Well, I finally did it. I've been threatening it for a long time now, but it's a reality. I got rid of our television set. It was the first thing to go at our yard sale. We hadn't watched one lick of TV since we got back on January 23, so I figured I'd make it permanent. The knowledge that it was no longer a part of our household, even though it had not been in use for over a month, was still painful to the kids. Briefly. I reminded them we can still get any news, music, or important shows (namely LOST) on my computer and that has eased their worried minds.

It is surprising to me how little time we have in the afternoons from the time they get home after school, doing chores and homework, practicing instruments, and eating supper before going to bed. How did we ever manage to fit all that viewing into our evenings?


Bayberry Roost said...

I don't think I've ever noticed a TV in any of your houses.

But congrats on "Killing your TV" !!

As you know, I never had TV for my girls, ever, and we still don't. They both turn 18 this year, and they survived their entire childhood with no TV.

But now with iTunes, I admit I bought some episodes of some TV shows, just to try it out. There are no commercials that way.

la Maitresse said...


(In fact, the only shows I care about are on Bravo, even though I work for another network, hah hah.)

But if you view television, it's absolutely important to be conscientious about your choices. It is a succubus. Eckhart Tolle, author of "The Power of Now," as well as the latest Oprah pick, has said much on the subject. And he is right.

Television does affect how we behave -- from our relationships to our study habits.

In our home, we get our entertainment from Netflix or figure out ways of viewing shows on demand, online.

And I am the weirdo employee at the network who doesn't even watch the shows that we peddle to the public. But then, I know other weirdo network employees like me. :)