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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Working Mommy Wednesday

This week's prompt: What would you do for fun if you had to give up TV and internet?

We gave up cable this summer and I haven't missed it. Even Charlotte, who enjoyed her morning line-up tremendously didn't miss it since we timed the drop with a two week vacation to my mom's house who has no cable. We came home and she didn't even ask for it.

So what do we do instead? Well Charlotte spends more time playing with her toys and brother. They've devised elaborate games like Sam will climb into the papasin and just roll around on top of each other. The noise level has ratchet up but they are both looking at books and playing together.

As for the parents, we do chores in the evenings or get on the internet to read blogs, news and Facebook.

Which leaves me to the last part of the question - go without internet! It would be challenging. We'd have to get a newspaper and actually read articles rather than quick news clips. We'd have to write actual letters to our friends and family or call them more often on the phone. Speaking of which, I do owe my younger brother a call.

In summary, it would be harder to live without the internet!


Anonymous said...

We don't do "live" tv, and haven't in years, thanks to tivo. In Singapore we never got cable, but we've replaced tv with dvds, which is an improvement but not the same.

I don't think I could or would want to go without tv.

The internet? I just about lose my mind when there's no internet. I'm not even the mildest bit interested in internet/social media vacations.

Julia Ladewski said...

TV we could do without. although I do love my morning news show (Good morning america). but the other stuff i wouldn't miss.

internet would be tough, but i'm sure i'd get used to it. i just wouldn't have any friends!

Gina said...

I'm with you. When I go without TV for awhile, I don't miss it and get so much more accomplished. But I have to have the Internet!

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Unpolished Parenting said...

I'd have to agree that giving up the internet would be way harder than giving up the TV. Sure I have my favorite shows, but I could get use to not having it. I haven't had the tv on too much since being on maternity leave... although I did zone out in front of it during the all hours of the night feedings the first few weeks.