Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Turning off the noise

One day a few weeks back I forgot to turn cartoons on for Mini in the morning.  It was a school morning and we were busy and instead of clicking the TV on as we usually do we got busy doing other things.  When we got home from school it was nap time and after nap time we played for a bit and then had dinner.  After dinner we played for a bit more and before we knew it it was time to get ready for bed!  I suppose at some point I realized that we hadn't turned the TV on but I never consciously made the decision to not turn it on.

The next day I didn't turn it on and nothing was said.  Again it wasn't that I made the decision to not let the kids watch TV and, had Madi asked, I would have tuned it on for her.  She just never asked.  I began to enjoy the quietness and so began to make the choice not to have the TV on.  This is not to say that we don't watch TV any more.  Some mornings I turn it on; when we aren't going anywhere or Madi specifically asks for a cartoon.  And every night I watch my show so I don't see us getting rid of our TVs just yet.  :-)  But I like the lack of noise and I'm going to to my best to have the TV off more than it is on.  :-D


  1. This is why we don't have cable. I rarely turn it on. In fact Munchkin almost never asks for it! :)

    1. I could never give up my Nat Geo & History Channels. :-) But it is nice to know Mini doesn't care that much about it.