Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Sober For A Month Now
My kids haven't watched a lick of TV in a month now.
For some time, I've been threatening to go TV-less in this household but finally just pulled it off. They didn't watch more than 2 hours per day, ever - unless someone was ill. Yet I knew it was still too much. I leaned on the TV for when my kids arose at 6am or I needed to steal an hour at my computer or make dinner. But now they are cut off and they don't even ask for it anymore. It's simply not an option.
As I've told y'all before, it makes me sick to my stomach to add up the hours of my precious life that I've wasted watching sports, Party of Five, Falcon Crest, etc. I'd be a royal jerk if I let kids anywhere near that path to a brain-dead nowhere. If I had just spent a fraction of that time on.....oh, never mind.
Now, as for my own idiot-box viewing....I only watch it late at night, in bed, when everyone else is sleeping. Slowly, I've been snorting less and less. But now (admittedly, since the Celtics are done) I am going to try to go cold turkey myself. Last night I read myself to sleep - and I hope to do that from now on, even if my wife has to suffer the light on.
This is what's so great about this blog. For some time now, I've been wanting to write this post - but, obviously, I couldn't. Writing my plans out, and not to mentioning *putting them on display*, really helps me exorcise the procrastination and bad habits that otherwise have been dominating the war of wills.