It has been roughly three months without TV and we as a family have found many other things to do with our time. We have been reading much more, getting outside, playing way more games and most importantly talking together more. The last change has been so great for all of us. There are other activities the adults in our family have increased participating in too ;0).
The lack of TV has created time. Time to "be" together without some other voice making noise. I am listening to my kids talk about their ideas and interest, even those wacky four-year old boy thoughts...which can be a little strange at times. I really like the changes. I know that not everyone needs to get rid of their TV in order to accomplish these things. I just know I did. We lacked the self control especially in those moments of exhaustion and laziness.
The new obsession in our home of late is:
My 7 year old loves to play and has for along time. We have recently discovered how to get our four year old, very active boy engaged longer then one round.