Tuesday, October 7

No TV Day....failure

Well yesterday was our first TV free day. Yes we didn't watch TV but I'm on the verge of abondoning the idea before it gets off the ground. We didn't watch any because we were all doing other things and I realized how many days go by that we don't actually watch any TV. Only teenager Zan complained and then said he wouldn't be a part of my stoopid plan.
It made me wonder if it's a good idea or not. I mean I'm trying to deschool myself and stop being a control-freak parent. And I'm trying to let the kids self-regulate how much TV and computer they use. So isn't it wrong that I set TV-free days etc..
Oh well, next week I'll have another brilliant idea.
And these are some of the reasons why the kids don't watch too much TV.





Not to mention the trampoline, the bikes, the tree-platform.....

Because the Road Runner is sick in bed here is a photo of the girls to cheer her up...



And a love song from Mr T...

video

3 comments:

Nicole Adrianne said...

When I was a teenager, my parents paid me to not watch tv for a month. They paid me 50 dollars. I was only in it for the money.. at first. After the withdrawal symptoms went away (about 2 weeks) i could have cared less about what was on. That one month of going tv free totally changed my tv viewing habits. after not watching for a month i found the tv noisy and boring. i still (17 years later) don't like watching it. i think going without television is great it is def easier when you are young to break the habit. maybe a little incentive for the older one might help.

mscherrylane said...

tv free does kind of contradict your "unschooling" philosophy but I agree it's good...otherwise you get addicted and dependent. I don't watch TV anymore and I really don't miss it...internet though is another story...LOL

mind you if I had beautiful fresh air, an organic garden, farm, tree platform, animals etc...I think you'd hardly find me indoors! :)

Ariad said...

The funny thing is that it's my oldest child, who is so resistant to the idea of no TV who has lived the longest without TV in his life. For the first three years I didn't own a TV and then we had one for about 6months before we moved into our bus for another 3 years. It's amazing how fast they get used to it.
I never watch it myself and that's probably why it bithers me so much. But you're right, if I'm going to have a TV, I should let them do with it as they will...

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