Occasionally I miss having TV, and the one day I miss it more than any other is Super Bowl Sunday. The funny commercials, the new movie trailers, the game itself, it's the perfect day to watch TV. Lately I've been reading some books about Fatherhood and the subject of TV comes up quite a bit. Just to be clear, we do have a TV, but no channels, so we watch movies and shows (alot of Little House on the Prairie lately!) and my family and I really enjoy it.
But as my kids get bigger, I realize more and more how important it is for them to watch shows that are appropriate and not just trash.
A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Our Lady of the Rosary Library, with a Talk Given by the Dominican Teaching Sisters and it will really make you want to just throw your TV out.
Now instead of acting rashly, my wife and I decided instead to further limit the TV (and video game) time. Hopefully we can come up with a plan during Lent of giving it up and finding some time for more family games or reading time.
This morning on the radio, I heard a commercial for Charter TV with their slogan of "Let It All In". I chuckled to myself because that is exactly why we don't have TV, because it "All" gets in.
Thanks Charter for this commercial, it makes me realize how much TV can control our lives and even though I sometimes miss it, how much I don't want it in my home.