Wednesday, September 13, 2006


When Jeremy (DH) suggested we get rid of the television, I was not too excited. How could I function without my morning news show? How could I function without CNN and the weather channel? all day long? NO Hollywood? No cartoons to babysit my kids? How could anyone live like that? Well...we have been without that time-stealing, idiot-box for about 3 years. We do not even own one anymore. It's clearly one of the best decisions Jeremy ever made. I should learn to listen to him more. My children PLAY now. My kids read books now, without being told. My kids imitate what they read, not what they see on TV. BY the way, WE DO NOT DO VIDEO GAMES either. I should clarify...we do have a computer, and the kids are allowed to watch movies, once in a while. Old Tom and Jerry cartoons, Scooby Doo, Bonanza, the Roy Rogers Show, and other oldies, but goodies. We do rent movies. But we skip all of the commercials at the beginning.
I recently found a great website, that puts it all out there...the facts, please check it out!!!
http://www.commercialexploitation.org

3 comments:

New Mama's Nest said...

How amazing for your family! I am strongly opposed to ANY TV for X, and David and I only watch Tivo'd programs so we can skip the commercials... I'm not sure if I could every talk hubby into it but I would LOVE a life without TV! Thanks for the link.

Staci said...

It's now that the TV is gone that I see a difference in my boys attitudes, and interests. They are no longer influenced to like/want what they see on TV (i.e. toys, breakfast cereal, etc...) And the best part is I am not competing with the TV for their attention during school hours.
Thanks for the complement, most people think we're crazy!!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I don't think you're crazy- you are to be commended! We went without tv for a while when Noah first started having seizures (we thought the tv might be a potential trigger.) I must say that I really enjoyed the QUIET. I HATE having the TV on just to have it on.