Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Land of Enchantment
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For us, yes. We live more rural, as well and have 1/2 an acre fenced in yard for the kids to play, a swingset, lots of outside toys, etc., They can ride their bikes outside or we can safely go on a walk. Also, our house is large and there is plenty of space to do a whole variety of activities.
When we lived in a small 2nd floor apartment, I don't think living TV-free would have been so easy. I was not comfortable with my kids playing outside (well, we did go to the playground a lot but it was waaay different than now) We didn't have much inside space, they ran up and down the long hallway, driving the people downstairs nuts!
we do watch movies and occasional shows online, fwiw (and are considering a home theatre system) but for sure it has been much easier to not watch hrs of tv per day with where we live now.
ETA: another thing related to this is that we are in a mild climate (it's sunny and fairly warm out today) so it's not like we have to be cooped up inside because there is snow. When I lived in CO, it was a pain to get all bundled up and go out to play in winter -- and we didn't stay out very long.