Thursday, September 11, 2008

It entertains them when I am at the end of my rope.

I have been struggling with the idea of cancelling our cable. I have many reasons:
1. save money, and I'd be cancelling the home phone with it.
2. save time: it is a HUGE time waster for those who cannot break away from it.
3. It causes many arguments per day.
4. It makes us late (look at #2)
5. It gives my children memory loss. They cannot seem to remember the rules
of when it may and may not be on.
6. My 11 year old cried at the idea of not having cable. He actually cried. Scary!

HOWEVER,

1. It entertains them when I am at the end of my rope.
2. I like a couple of shows. (not many anymore)
3. It entertains them when I am at the end of my rope.
4. I would be causing more work for myself by filling in that time with requests to do something.
5. It entertains them when I am at the end of my rope.
6. It would be an adjustment to make. (Another one?)
7. It entertains them when I am at the end of my rope.

I guess I struggle with weird things, but I would really like to take all the optional bills and do away with them, but it entertains them when I am at the end of my rope! I already feel like we hardly have any fun and I'm afraid if I take away the TV all fun will be lost. Then where will we be? We could be better off morally, educationally, physically.....I don't know.

That's my dilemma for now. If you have ideas, share them with me.

Love,Janice

1 comment:

Teri said...

I'm mainly wondering where all this concern comes from that you guys don't have enough fun - I've read things like that in your posts before. I guess I just don't know anyone who gets to hang out at Disneyland all year 'round!! Why not try cancelling for a set period of time and if everyone completely falls apart, you can sign up again. Most people I know who have cut back on TV didn't regret it. And I have seen my kids after a lot of TV watching act all dazed and desperate for a while but then they slowly adjust and find things to do. Tough call, though - let us know what happens!