i have never been a big tv person, but ever since having ds, i hate tv (sorry i dont have a gentler way to say that!). i guess i look with new and innocent eyes at all the stuff on there and dont see much to recommend it and see lots that is just plain toxic (although often very subtly so). also i see it as subtly (or not so subtly) distracting people away from real life, with all its joys and challenges (which are harder to overcome in my opinion if you are distracting yourself from them by sitting in front of the tv every night).
my dh is mostly on board with not having our ds watch it, but he watches it endlessly after ds and i go to bed. on the one hand, it is none of my business what he does when i go to bed, but somehow i feel that if we really want ds to be healthily tv free, then we need to be too, so that we can learn to fill our own lives with all the interesting things that life has to offer, even if we face a few quiet evenings at first, so that ds can learn to live that way too. (i dont know if that makes sense, but i feel like if we can't live fulfilled lives without tv, then how can we expect ds to).
right now my life and time is almost totally occupied with homeschooling my ds, but i do LOVE reading, music, and cooking, and i look forward to spending my time on a million other things as time goes on.
any ideas, quotes, articles, etc. that can inspire my ds to join me in pursuing the richness of a tv free life without making him feel badly?
thanks for any ideas!