About 2 years ago, after a move, we decided to cut the cable television out of our lives, and the lives of our children. However, after about a month, we missed the diversion and signed up for it again. That was about 16 months ago. However, we are once again at a place where we are ready for it to go away. I kept it for selfish reasons. I enjoy *some* shows, and it keeps my kids entertained. Yes, I just confessed to using the TV as a babysitter for the kids. It has become more and more common for a show to make me cringe. To make me feel ashamed.
I was talking to Chris about it the other night. He said "If it were up to me, we wouldn't have that trash coming into our house anymore. I don't like what it's teaching the kids and how they are so wrapped up in it". Umm, well, IT IS up to YOU. You are the leader of our household, and if you want it gone, then, it's outta here.
It is amazing how it changes things. The kids are already upset about it. They don't think it's "that bad". How do we "un-do" the exposure we have already given them? We know what is right, and we know this time it is not going to be just a month long. I won't say it will be forever, but I pray we discover other ways of passing time. I don't mind not watching TV...I love books and music. My family, not so much.