I am a teacher and as a result I do some things at home that I also do with my students in school. So when ending our TV-experiment, of course me and the kids evaluated how the week has been. The husband wasn’t at home so he didn’t have much to say about it, but here are the results:
Bad things with not having a TV:
– it is boring to not be allowed to watch it
– it is difficult sometimes to come up with something to do
– it is hard not to watch
Good things with not having a TV:
+ we have done other things, played more
+ we have done a lot of things together
+ we’ve layed puzzles, made pead plates and other things, read a lot
+ slept better in the mornings
+ haven’t thought about TV at all
+ helped out more with chores
+ had some cozy time together
Now, the kids may be young (5 and 8), but they’re not stupid. Of course they see the list and see that there are more positive things to not having a TV. So they came up with these rules, by themselves:
No TV in the mornings any more!
Watch one movie per week.
It’s okay to watch TV when we have pizza. (and just to add, this is not happening very often!)
And that’s it! But me and hubby are actually adding one more rule:
If there’s some interesting sport going on, we are allowed to watch it.
The winter olympics are coming up, after all….