Wednesday, November 12

Life without TV

We are now on our 4th day since we decided not to watch TV. I must say, I have really enjoyed our time together. Without the distractions on TV that wastes so much of our time, we have been given the opportunity to pray more and spend more time in the word. It also has given us the opportunity to spend time with each other.

On Monday, I came home from work at 5:00 like normal. Where I normally would have found Brendan probably still in his car seat sleeping, I was greeted at the door by my husband and baby. They had been playing together, and reading books. I love that my husband has the opportunity in the afternoons to spend time with Brendan and have some father-son bonding time. That night we just hung out, we ate dinner at the table instead of on the couch, had wonderful conversation as our son took a late nap. After dinner, we woke Brendan up, and just spent time as a family. We played and talked and loved each other. After we put Brendan to bed, Scott and I spent time with each other reading aloud to one another. It was a wonderful evening.
Yesterday, we also had a good day. Scott didn't have to work but still took Brendan to Day Care so he could get some work done. Normally, on these type of days, Scott would get all his work done in the morning, go to the gym and then come home to watch TV or a Movie. Instead, once he was done with the gym and his work, he went and picked Brendan up! He said that he realized he didn't have anything else to do, he might as well spend it with his son. So Scott and Brendan came to visit me for lunch. After work, we again had dinner together at the table while Brendan took a nap. We gave Brendan a bath together and then did some reading from the Bible and spent some time together focusing on and discussing Prayer and what it means.

Tonight is our girls night/guys night but so far this has been a wonderful week, I am thinking more and more of cancelling cable all together!


Kevin and Bekah said...

Until Baseball season starts again.

Rachel said...

Thanks for your encouragement!

Kevin and Bekah said...

Kevin calls it being a realist - you could go old fashioned and listen to a radio.