Monday, October 26, 2009

Toodle-oo TV!

Well, we're still sick (at least some of us are.) The sad truth is that if even one of us is under the weather, courtesy to the general population dictates that we all stay cooped up inside. Yuck! I am sick and tired of staying inside all day huddled around the TV. Well, while we still may be stuck inside, at least we won't spend our days hypnotized by the television set. Yesterday I decided that if I had to watch Cinderella one more time, I was going to lose my sanity. And so, I unplugged the TV, hauled it up the stairs, and packed it away in the closet. Bye bye, boob tube!

(Wish me luck...)

6 comments:

Susie said...

Hmm, I'm trying to remember how we managed those times without having a TV, but nothing's coming to me. I do know that it can be done, however. :) You're a great mom and I'm sure something will come to you.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the solution is a 50" Samsung Plasma TV? -- Cinderella is simply splendid in HD. I bought our TV so that I could more readily see General Conference speakers (?), but it does seem to to allow me to while away many other hours without anything to show for it but a sore remote control finger. Watching the BYU v. TCU football game was a total disppointment on the big screen. --Good for you Milkweed. Talk, games, story time and helping one another in other ways are all better choices than the one-eyed babysitter. Bye, Bye.

Brian and Tonya said...

You are amazing. I was glaring at my tv this morning for distracting me from my homework so much. That evil beast is out to get me and keep me from my full potential. Unfortunatly, there is another member of my household that just might have a hissy fit if the tv dissapears. I wonder if I could stage a "robbery" Hmmm.

Mom L said...

Hooray for you!!!!! What now? - Auntie J

TaLonnie said...

Wow you are one brave momma. Although I have thought of doing the same thing more than once, I haven't yet had the guts. Let us know how it goes.

jennyb said...

Good for you!!! I have flirted with the idea before too, and your example helped me finally do it. Last night we put the TV away. Aaron said he wanted to be around in the morning when Spencer noticed it was gone (I suppose sort of the opposite of the parental excitement for their children on Christmas morning). Spencer thinks the TV is in the dumpster, since that's what I had threatened, but it's just in our closet. We don't plan to bring it back before January, since the Christmas tree will be in the "TV spot" in a matter of weeks. Feels good to be away from the plug-in drug.