Sunday, July 22, 2007

Bye Bye T.V.

Yep, that is right, tonight we said goodbye to our TV. Athena seemed the only one "emotionally" attached to it. She welled up a bit as Chris carried it out to the garage. She usually doesn't embrace change so quickly, so it came as no surprise. I explained to her that we could still watch DVDs on the computer when we wanted and she was OK with that, but still wants "her shows". I told her I'd look for some of them online.
Anyway, I've never lived without a TV, though we haven't had cable in 5 years I think? It is hardly worth it to watch the few fuzzy stations we had, and for the past 2 weeks I haven't turned it on at all (well once for Athena to watch Thomas, but that was it). I think it will be just fine. Maybe it will give me more time to do the running that I've been trying to get into.
We are just trying to simplify things over here, a little late on our spring cleaning I guess.

5 comments:

chanale said...

The only thing I care about on TV is my half hour of Ebert & Roeper once a week. Other than that, I would love to get rid of the TV, but I'm married to an addict who thought I was ridiculous for taking Eliza out of the house on Sundays during football season even though he couldn't get his viewing under 12 hours for the day.

Jen said...

We try this every once in a while but the difference is that the TV stays in the house. Right now we allow them to watch some TV but I'd really like them to be out of the house!

KleoPatra said...

i'm so excited! i have lived w/out watching TV for years and LOVE it LOVE it LOVE it. YAY for you! Give yourself a big pat on the back, VM!!

lao80 said...

That's awesome! We did that from when Isaac was 1 to about 2. Ummm, we didn't stick to our guns.

LisaBella said...

Cheers to you! I am living in a bad "Friends" episode where we are getting free cable right now and just can't get rid of ours just yet.