Saturday, January 12, 2008

No T.V. Friday

For 2008 I've reinstated one day a week as a television-less day for the family. Don't get me wrong, I love television. I even have a special satellite dish subscription so that we can get 500 channels and see any program we want. The audio is bilingual and I can see all my favorite American shows (Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, ecc) in english. But as a family we do tend to get rather automatic with it and just flip it on whenever. Having one day a week where we purposely do not turn it on gently reminds us that we can also listen to music or put a nice atmosphere in the house or have a reading night. We did this on a regular basis years ago but sort of got out of it. Evan had never experienced it so it was really funny for him to get up in the morning and read the sign on the television. At first he didn't get it, but he started playing with some toys and never asked again for the rest of the day. As for me, after a really tough day, instead of plopping myself in front of a movie I simply went to bed earlier.


anji said...

Man, couldn't you pick a better night like Wednesdays or something when there's absolutely nothing on TV? hehehe :D

Good thing to get him started on that nice and early... if I was a kid and had toys, I'd go play with them too, more fun :D

Ollie doesn't mind?

P.S. you were in my dream last night... and another one of my friends... anything going on? Feel free to send an email or anything if you need to chat :)

momo said...

good idea, i totally agree! after the holidays we made the school week "no tv". the kids can watch on the weekend, but not during the week. its made a huge improvement on their school work and left them time to READ which they weren't doing much of before. :-)