Today begins TV Turnoff Week. The idea is to keep your television off through Saturday.
Do you think you could do it? Do you even want to live a life that doesn't include morning cartoons and evening news? And what about the Bear's game this afternoon?
Will the kids be whining for Dora and Elmo? Will you be whining for Jon Stewart?
I am usually reluctant to jump on the bandwagon for "national whatever day" -- I mean yesterday was apparently national "talk like a pirate day" for goodness sakes. However, I do think that every family would benefit from reclaiming the hours that the television sucks out of their lives.
Think of the things you could get done during the time you had planned to watch Project Runway. What would the kiddos do if they couldn't plop down on the couch when they came home from school?
Is your family participating? Do you have big plans to tackle that scrapbook project or break out the board games during the time that you would normally be sitting on your couch and staring at images flash across the television screen?
At our house, turning off the television for a week might go totally unnoticed -- but computer turnoff week would be a whole other story. That makes me nervous.