That means no movies either, because you watch them on the T.V..
Piper said to me when we made the decision to do this, "Mom, that means you won't be able to watch the news." Apparently I watch the news too much. Both my kidlets have made a comment on the matter in the past few weeks. Anywhooooo.....
We didn't choose the best week to do this because the Olympics were on. So we decided, no T.V., except for prime time coverage of the Olympics. We started on Monday August 11. On Sunday night Piper asked, "Are we were going to start no T.V. Week tomorrow?" What kid would be excited about something like this? Mine, of course. Not Teague mind you, Piper.
I am actually pretty amazed at how easy this was. Even when the kidlets went to my mom's house, they didn't watch T.V.. My mom knew that we were doing it so she was very supportive, but why this surprises me is....my parents have the hugest T.V. known to man with every station known to man as well, sometimes we go up there just to watch T.V.. I'm so proud that the kidlets weren't even tempted! I know I was when I was up there.
At our house, we have crappy T.V.'s, and we don't even have cable, in fact, we still use rabbit ear antennas. We get to choose from the following local stations:
Channel 2 KUTV (CBS)
Channel 4 KTVX (NBC)
Channel 5 KSL (ABC)
Channel 7 KUED (PBS)
Channel 9 KUEN (ETV)
Channel 11 KBYU (PBS)
Channel 13 KSTU (FOX)
Channel 14 KJZZ
Channel 18 KWCS (ETV) This is a religious channel
Channel 20 KTMW (analog only)
Channel 24 KPNZ (analog only) This is now only Spanish
Channel 30 KUCW (CW)
Maybe, that is why it wasn't hard.....We are definitely going to be doing this again. In fact Aaron and I talked about it and we think we are going to do a couple of days a week with no T.V., then that would come out to about a week a month with no T.V.
I challenge you all to do this. We had so much fun playing and reading, it was well worth it.