Monday, September 13, 2010

The Experiment - Day One

Hmmm, what can I say to describe this void in our daily life so far?

  • The screaming children are so much louder and more persistent without the television to distract them or drown them out.
  • I thought I would have all the time in the work to do laundry and clean the house, only with screaming children that can't entertain themselves, it's damn near impossible to even take a shit alone (which is a rarity in itself) but can sometimes be done with the assistance of Wonder Pets.
  • I am a better Mom when we have the TV in our life. This is not a joke.
  • I have nothing to help tune out the snoring husband.

I'm realizing that as much as I love TV and have self diagnosed myself as an addict, I'm just as much a dealer, looking to shoot my children up with the purist form of Blue's Clue's or Sesame Street that I can score. I love my children and as much as I love to sit and read and tell stories and teach colors, I do have shit to do during the day and at this rate nothing is going to get done.

  • This experiment is not for the weak.

1 comment:

Momma Chantal said...

I.could.no.do.that! I LOVE my TV. That is my time to shut off the brain while the kids are napping and once they go to sleep. It is also how my husband gives his brain a break after a full day of complex thinking at the office. I think our brains all deserve a break! Who wants to read a book after focusing all day on multiple things and always being alert to the little people around? It's like running a marathon and then when you finish going for a jog around town to relax. I need me some TV! :)