I can't deny that I love watching TV or surfing the internet which includes blogging. If I think about it, I spend quite a lot of time in front of TV or computer at night. That's bad and I've always wanted to change that about me...
When my daughters and I were having dinner tonight, Ju Ju spilled her drink - I was just about to tell her to stop playing with her cup when splat, her chocolate milk was all over the table. But I didn't hear "I'm sorry" from her mouth. I could careless about the spiling as long as it was accident. Things happen. But, she knew what she was doing was wrong and yet she was smiling. And when I heard "Well mommy, I didn't mean it," that was it. It almost sounded like she didn't even care. So I told her to sit in time out. I told her she can't watch TV for the rest of the night. Oh she didn't like that at all!
That's when I thought about my childhood, how my father used to play music at night instead of having us all watch TV. We had a ground rule and I barely remember watching TV when I was Ju Ju's age. What I remember is I used to watch my dad making some tea or coffee for him and my mom, smoking cigaretts or cigars (time was different back then! LOL) and listening to all his record albums. He had over two thousands albums - even though I was a little girl, I knew how amazing his collections were! And I remember it was my favorite time of the day - listening to music, asking questions and talking with my dad and my mom. I really didn't care about other things...
So, I told my daughters there will be no TV at least three whole days/nights out of a week from now on. Even mom isn't going to watch it. I think we will be able to accomplish more as family without TV or internet. I will probably read more books or do stuff around the house, all the things I've taken for granted. And you know what? My girls did just fine after dinner. They played with their toys while I played my favorite music. I'm not sure how long I can go without internet, but I want to embrace the life without tv or internet as much as I can..
So what do you think: Can you live without tv or internet???
kahai street kitchen
7 hours ago