Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Great T.V. Turn-Off of 2010

We love the T.V. in our house! It usually gets turned on first thing when we get home from work/school just for some background noise or to keep Jesse occupied while I fix him a snack or dinner. The T.V. is turned off during dinner, but makes a resurgence after Jesse is in bed. We have a lot going on right now, so "vegging" seems like the best way to wind down after a long day. Jared and I sit, parked on opposite sides of the couch so that we can both spread out a bit, and after an hour or two we usually fall asleep while watching some mindless nonsense that neither of us really care about.
Well, not any more!!! In an attempt to transform this life that has become exhaustingly monotonous, we have shut off our dish completely! HOORAY!!! (((Insert marching band music here.))) Now we actually have time to do the dinner dishes, talk, read books, blog, craft, and just spend time together. I have to admit that sometimes the silence (after Jess goes to bed of course) is deafening, but I'm learning to like it.


  1. Nicely done, Amy! I'm so proud of you! But here is the question...does the dish come back with football season?

  2. This inspires me! But we just got a new tv... and of course because it's a digital HD t.v. we had to upgrade to the HD package of cable. Ah! I hate how much time we waste. But Siah loves his Disney channel- it's adorable. We fall asleep all the time watching dumb stuff too. We'll wake up at midnight and have to drag ourselves upstairs. I hate it! But this is very inspiring :o) Good work!

  3. I love this picture. Put it all together..... Bullseye on the floor, the movie playing on the TV, the little cowboy in the chair with his hat and boots on, and Woody in his arms. We will never re-live this moment in Jesse's life again. This is precious.