We as a family are doing a little experiment. My husband and I have been kicking around the idea for a while. Sunday we packed up the TV, DVD player and VCR (yes we still have one, if you can believe that ) and put it in our closet. It's buried!
We've never had cable until 8 months ago.....we were roped into some deal for $10.00 a month. It was kinda fun having the history and discovery channel. I also got into all the home decorating shows.....a little too much really. When the deal was over we cancelled but found we could still get about 5 channels through the cable because of our high speed internet. I love free stuff!
It's funny because I didn't really watch too much TV, maybe about 6-8 hours a week but I found that I started to look too forward to it. I was starting to rush to get things done to plop and veg. We were curious. What would we do without any media entertainment for 30 days? Would we go crazy? Would the kids go batty? Today is day two and I haven't missed it. I have been busy which isn't a fair assessment. How will I do when I am at home and wanting to veg and I can't plop? We will see?
I must say so far it has made me more relaxed. There is less need for structure because I found before, that I wanted the kids in bed by a certain time to watch TV. Now....who cares. They still go to bed at a decent hour but we have been reading longer and hanging out chatting. My husband and I have been hanging in fun creative ways the last two nights...wink wink. Not a bad fringe benefit. It feels to me the last two days have had more hours in them.....they haven't but I have been more engaged and connected to those things most important to me. We may never turn back. :o)