Thursday, September 16, 2010

So Long Pal....

Been nice knowing ya.

Today is the day that we're turning off our cable.

So long...farewell....

Oh, the horrors.....and with ABC Red Carpet Premiere Week just around the corner.

I was talking about it at work and my boss asked, "what kind of a moron turns off their tv with an 8 year old in the house?"

(to note, I adore my boss...totally adore!)

Everyone seems to have the same reaction....WHY???

Maybe we're crazy, maybe it won't work, maybe I'll go into complete withdrawal, maybe it will be the worst thing we've ever done.

But maybe...just maybe it will be ok.

Maybe we'll all read more.
Maybe we'll spend time talking to each other during the week.
Maybe we'll find new ways to spend our early mornings, nights, afternoons and weekends.
Maybe we'll play games together.
Maybe we'll be inspired to be more creative.

I know we'll save money...

We'll try it for 6 months and see what happens.
It's not like we can't call the cable company and tell them that we made a mistake.
It's also not like I can't watch my beloved favorites on the internet...or hulu, or netflix.

How's Cooper handling it?
Pretty well. His eyes got a little teary, but overall he's been ok with the idea. We don't have tv at the river so the idea isn't totally foreign to him.

We'll see how it goes.
Wish us know, since we're basically morons and all!!


Denise said...

Good luck! It would not go well around here...

Lora said...

I'm so jealous! We didn't have tv or internet for a few months. I forget if I was pregnant or if it was right before I got that way, but I remember it being wonderful. I did have Netflix, which was nice.

If it wasn't for sports, we wouldn't have cable now. I don't mind if Jake watches a bit of TV, but the commercials turn him into a monster.

I want
I want
I need.

I can't stand it!

melissa said...

omg- i need regular updates on how this goes. i don't watch much- in fact, with the new season coming up, i am wondering where i will find 5 hours a week for my favs. but with dvr- it is only like 3 if you fw through the commericals.

river weekends are for reconnecting. weekdays are for running around insanely busy.

for the love of a house said...

I love this idea! I think it will be a gift for Copper in the long run, and that he will always remember this time! You are so smart to do this!! Just imagine what the world would be like if more people did!