Monday, November 23, 2009

We did it!

We did it! On November 4th we put our TV in storage.

We were tired of spending our evenings together in front of a glowing box. We were tired of keeping up with various "shows." We were tired to sitting around. We wanted to talk again.

It has been awesome!

Marc and I have a great relationship and enjoy talking, but having the TV off has enhanced that even more. I can't say enough about how great this is. You need to try it. But don't just try leaving the TV off for a week. Actually remove it from your living room. Make it inaccessible. Just try it for one week. I'll bet you won't want to go back.
"American children and adolescents spend 22 to 28 hours per week viewing television, more than any other activity except sleeping. By the age of 70 they will have spent 7 to 10 years of their lives watching TV." -Kaiser Family Foundation

I don't know about you, but I could use an extra 7 to 10 years. Do you know how many wonderful craft projects that is?
In an effort to be totally transparent, I will admit that we still watch two shows online. The Office and Glee. However 2 hours a week is something I'm willing to give.
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Let me know what you think.


Lindsay said...

wow. I am SO impressed! I don't think we can do that!!! :)

Aunt Barb said...

I have to admit I like a little mindless distraction from time to time, but I can go days without watching TV. Just don't take away my books!

Sara said...

It's amazing how much free time you feel like you have without it, doesn't it? Good for you guys!

Candice said...

Yea! Glad you took the plunge! We don't have a tv at the moment, but we do still watch one show on the computer: Battlestar Galactica. :)

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