So, some time around last week our TV broke due to lightning strike and that was the last we watched something on screen at home. Kids and me are having some sort of withdrawal from no screen time (yep, me included) as TV has been a big part of our daily lives and secretly the TV has been the escapism for me to distract the kids especially when I have something to do. Pretty much our daily routine starts from switching on TV. Even my first born knew this. (it’s bad I know)
So when we have no TV I have this mixed feelings about it. Partially because now the attention would be on actual communication in the house but the other half was HOW BORED WE WOULD BE!
I can’t blame anyone for this, perhaps this is good for us. The TV has been the center of our lives for so long and even my eldest son started to see the same thing- that it is part of his daily routine. However, I could be the only one realizing the good side of this and trying to make this good is even harder. I want to be able to communicate as a family unit all together and not just me alone. I can see that now without the TV my son would sooner or later start reading soon but he has yet a proper mini library of his own and that his toys still overshadows his books ( they’re all on the floor btw) and as for me engaging to them even more. For my husband, he has found an escapsm- a mobile gae on his phone and I curse the human being who created that, because now all he do is looking at his phone( seriously, I’m this close to snatching the phone, delete the apps and if must- throw the phone away) Don’t get me wrong, he still listens to my ramblings and responds but it’s lacking in eye contact and body language and all.
So, do we need the TV back? perhaps the need is different to everyone in the house…
Me: nope, I can totally live without it. Provided if II have humans to talk to.
Akhdan: Not really. He plays with his toys more, and engaging in conversations more.
Ted: definitely. OMG that guy without the TV, he is so clueless coming back from work. in fact writing this down makes me realize that the TV is part of his go-to thing coming home .
” I just want to come home, relax, watch TV with my family after a crazy day at work”
That was his exact word.
OK, maybe we needed the TV back. anyone can sponsor me? Probably 43 inch? LED? and oh, Smart TV? he he he