Tuesday, February 22, 2011

1 Year With No TV

My family has been in technology overload lately. With the internet, TV, Netflix, my Blackberry, video games...seriously, we have a Wii, an Xbox, an Xbox 360, a Nintendo DS XL, a Nintendo 64, and a Playstation.

Too. Much.

We thought it over and we've decided to ditch the TV. For at least a year!

Can we do it?

We'll see.

No Biggest Loser, no Phineas and Ferb, none, none, none.

We called and cancelled our DirecTV a few days ago. So far, I don't even miss it. 

Yes, we'll still have all the other things I listed, but baby steps. 

A little less technology and a little more family time and physical activity...that's the goal anyway!

Could you go without TV?

I'm off to decide what to do with that extra $43 a month ;)


  1. We went without TV for almost 2 years while my husband was finishing grad school. The only thing we really missed was NFL and golf. You'll find a new normal. Good luck!

  2. We are doing the same thing! I know that there are plenty of things I can find to occupy my time, but my kiddos are going to be a bit harder to convince. They are 8 and 3, and the thought of no more tv has them thinking it's the end of the world! I look forward to the day when they realize it's not! =)

  3. I barely watch tv anymore. there have been weeks where it goes without even being switched on. now i'm an online junky and i will admit that. but I find that when the tv and other things are on less, i'm happier. odd huh what living does for ya. love this idea and I look forward to hearing how it goes.