In my house I have 2 young boys. Bruiser, who just turned 7 last weekend, and Monster, who turned 3 in
February. They are very active and energetic little boys. However, I also have 4 TV's in my house, which
are hooked up to a satellite dish and receive over 500 channels each, 3 computers, laptops no less that can
travel the house to any desired comfy location. And to top it all off, there is also a Wii and XBox available
for mind numbing game playing.
I really have nothing against sitting down and watching a family movie together. I think it can be relaxing
and enjoyable family bonding time. But, now, after listing it all down, it seems excessive at the least.
cooped up in the condo. He'd stand on the back of the couch and practically break my blinds trying to
view the world through our little window. He was constantly pulling on my hand and begging me to take
him outside. Now, fast forward a few years, and I can't break him away from his tv. He wants it on as
soon as he wakes up and will throw a huge fit if we tell him he can't watch it as he falls asleep.
It's become a problem. I miss the little boy dragging me around to look at every little bug. The little boy
who could spend hours playing in mud.
the TV trap as well. His cartoon coma days are quickly approaching.
summer glued to a screen. Today we will be playing outside, cleaning leaves off the trampoline, weeding
the abandoned garden, and throwing the ball for Zoey, our Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Maybe today we'll
take a walk and pick a few flowers from the meadow down the street. Maybe we'll play a board game after
dinner. I don't know, but today, I'll start showing my boys how to savor life. Today, I'm going to start
breaking their lives down as well.