It never fails.
'You don't have a TV?!' says (insert 95% of the people we've ever told) in a mixture of shock and horror, staring in disbelief at my husband and then double checking my head to verify no horns protrude.
Nope, no TV.
Which is then often followed by well meaning offers and suggestions for free or inexpensive TV options. More furtive glances back at me, the offers and suggestions always directed at my husband.
I just laugh.
Why is it so hard to believe we choose not to have one?!
A few years ago we did in fact have a TV. We also had a desktop computer. After a while, it was realized that our relationship was suffering due to computer games. So we got rid of it! Then a year or so later, I realized it was too tempting to run movies 24/7 for the kids and I didn't want to do that. So we got rid of it!
At first it was a little odd, a little quiet. But after a while, it didn't really make our lives less fun or happy. In fact, we started accomplishing more things that needed done than we had previously. Soon it wasn't even a big deal. Kind of like going to one vehicle. (That'll be another post!)
Recently, we talked about getting a TV again. I had pretty much sold myself on it. But the truth I came to this evening, I still don't want one. What I want is to be able to workout again and let the kids watch a movie once in a while. To do that, all we need is to fix our old laptop. Then I can play my workout videos and the occasional movie for the kids. (I have a netbook so no DVD option here.)
Perhaps to my husband's chagrin, we are going to remain a TV-free home for a long time to come!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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