“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Saturday, April 25, 2009
It's a Start
I hate television. That being said, yes there are certain shows that I do like to watch on occasion. However, I still hate television and really would not mind at all if we didn't even own one. However, I married a man who loves television and my oldest daughter sometimes is so addicted to it that the stupid idiot box can create quite a bit of strife in our home. My husband and I recently discussed this and we both agree that the influence has too big of a hold on our 11 year old and will have the same on our little one if we don't stop it now. So this past week we have started breaking that hold on our children. We implemented a day without television and hope to expand that day into more days. It is good for our well-being as well as the children's well-being. I have to say it was really nice. My husband did not mind quite so much, but our daughter was stroking out and coming too after supper and there was no television. She will adjust and adapt, all children do eventually, but for right now she does not look forward to Wednesdays. It is a journey that we feel we must take for the sake of our children and ourselves. There are so many more wonderful things to do and partake of, a family joined around the television is not joined as there is so little interaction. A family joined around a board game, or talking or reading or sewing is much more joined and bound together as a unit. We won't even go into the filth on television nowadays, even commercials are just downright filthy and offensive. Well, for now we have one day and maybe in the future we could rid ourselves of it altogether. I can only hope!