I have threatened many times to get rid of every t.v. in our house. We have 3. One in the family room, one in the basement and one in our bedroom..which is probably a big no no. Someday I just may follow through with that threat. I really can't stand television. It seems to be a constant battle in our house. With 4 kids that are spread apart by 14 years, there never seems to be something that we can all watch together. There is nothing but crap on anyway. Seriously, even Disney channel is junk. Who the heck is iCarly and why do my kids need to watch her makeout with some kid? Zach and Cody living in some hotel in Boston or on a cruise ship? Come on. And the latest one I've seen...Wizards of Waverly Place. Another teenage Disney star wannabe singer. I'm done with all of it. My kids aren't allowed to watch t.v during the week. I don't care if your homework is done and you have straight A's. That may sound harsh but when I was a kid...(here we go, my kids can't stand it when I say..."when I was a kid"..) I spent most of my time when I wasn't in school, are you ready for this.... OUTSIDE! Unless it was 30 below or pouring rain, we were outside. Making forts, riding bikes, playing kickball...my parents used to ring a big ol' railroad bell to call us all in for dinner. That was just how it was.
It's not just the television that I can't stand. It's the PS3, the Wii, the DVD, the DVR...for crying out loud, I've got a headache just thinking about it all. Stephen wants to crash cars on the PS3, Will wants to play Wii sports and Hannah wants to watch her DVR'd American Idol...all at the same time. That's a good time right there. I wish we could go back to the days when we had to listen to the Red Sox on the radio. I love that. I could so go off on a tangent right now about video games, too many choices on television, but I'll try to stay on subject here. Kids need to be outside..in my opinion. Not inside sitting in front of a GIANT television that cost more than Steve's commuter car.