One of my 4 kids whacked our LCD tv with something hard and broke the screen this evening, and nobody is willing to fess up. So, my h has decided that we will not be replacing our tv for one year. Now, we still have the one in our bedroom that is hooked up to our dish, and we have plenty of computers (but because of the oldest two trying to bully us into going to buy a new one RIGHT NOW they have also lost all computer time for a month, momma has PMS and has had a REALLY bad day with them acting up, I'll probably revise the computer ban this weekend to a shorter sentence once I cool off). So, we have decided as a couple that they can have a little tv time on Saturday mornings in our room if we don't want to get out of bed just yet, and that is IT. I've been pushing for more than 6 months now to get the tv out of our living room, and he kept fighting me on it. So now I feel a little victory over this one, and already am noticing a difference. My oldest is reading picture books to her littlest 2 sisters, my second girl is in a corner looking at her new bible she got at bible school today, and the only other sounds (except the clicking of two adults on computers) are my washer, dryer, and the a/c running. I can TOTALLY get used to this...........
Now what should I do about his griping about the loss of our 1 1/2 yr old tv that he got at a black friday sale for $400 (orig. over $1000)? He won't stop grumbling about the quiet and how it is forced because one of his *grumbling profanities I can't understand* kids broke his nice expensive tv. I told him last year when ours died that we should put this one in our room but oh no, he went and bought us a new one for there instead because he didn't want to lose the living room tv. Now he's going to move his PS3 and the kids' Wii into our room tomorrow morning, I'm going to get all the DVDs out of the drawer, and he and I are going to move the tv cabinet out of the living room. This is so liberating, I can't wait to play around with our home to find the best setup for our living area minus a television.
Oh yeah, what can I expect from the kids in terms of whining and complaining about wanting to watch tv? And how long will it take to get it out of their systems (the screen addiction)?
Cat- hsing momma to a wild crew of kids
Melissa 4/03, Lydia 5/04, Kimberly 1/06, Jordan 9/07, PJ 2/12, and Nate 5/14