I’m contemplating instituting a monthly Week of No TV with my family next year. We’ve done it before. When they were younger. A week without Dora the Explorer or the Backyardigans was not a big loss. Playing Chutes and Ladders or Candy Land was tolerable. The accomplishment as parent was tremendous.
I’m not sure if I could handle it now that we are all older. In the evenings, more and more, we are enjoying similar television shows. We seem so busy throughout the day, that coming home and just sitting, in the same room, but being quiet while focused on a tv program seems like a perfect way for us all to unwind and still be together.
Yes. I know that I’m justifying our unhealthy habit. Which is why I thought about taking on the challenge. And of course, including the entire family in on the fun.
They shouldn’t complain though. I initially thought of “No electronics” then realized that would be impossible with work, homework, and daily communications via iTouch, iPad, iPhones, and laptops. I am going to have to stipulate that the “No TV” includes YouTube, Hulu, or DVDs.
Wow, I’m feeling withdrawals just thinking about it. Maybe I’ll start gradually. One day in January, two days in February, three days in March, etc. Now, should I wait until the new year to share this exciting news or get them on board now? Ha! They are going to love this!!