Monday, July 13, 2009


Yes, you read that correctly. We are doing TV free month. We started this years ago with our kids. Each summer, for one month, we don't watch TV. Now, that means we don't turn it on to watch the news, our shows or anything of that nature. We do however, occassionally rent a couple of videos. That is permissable. It's been nice over the years doing this.

Now don't get me wrong, it's not all peaches and cream. As a matter of fact, the very first time we did this was back in 2003 the kids and I had withdrawals ....BAD! Being at home all day during the summer with the kids and no TV! It was torture, I tell ya. Now, I am a hardcore HGTV and FOODNETWORK watching fool. It was hard, but we managed. We found other things to do rather than sitting in front of the proverbial box. We played board games, cards, chess, backgammon or my favorite...."READ."

I never realized how much we watched TV. You know, we have it on while we cook for background noise. We have our favorite TV shows we like to tune into each week and then we just turn it on because it's habit.

Well, this summer we started TV free month the weekend leading up to Fourth of July. So, around the end of this month, TV free month will be over. However, we have done something different this time than we have done in the past. We've always had cable or satellite and this time, before we went TV the hubs cancelled the satellite services. So, no more HGTV or FOODNETWORK for this gal. It will be interesting to be abe to watch TV again when we are able to. There may be nothing on to watch with just regular ole TV with no cable or satellite services. Who knows, we may just keep it off all the time.

I will let you know how it all fairs when we are able to turn the "box" back on again.

Have you done TV free month, week, or day? Share your family experiences with me. I would love to hear them.Pin It Now!

1 comment:

Sue said...

Great idea! We don't have cable or anything but we do have Netflix. We just changed our service from 3 movies to none and now just get shows on the computer. I don't care for it much, but that's all the little one's get; that and PBS. This way there's some TV watching but not much.