Saturday, April 16, 2011
Turn off the Tube
In which Going Green Mama hopes for a little peace and quiet... It's time to spring clean our house, and I'm not just talking about clutter. Winter means the slippery slope of more screen time. More cooking and home improvement shows watched. More movies brought home from the library. And more times of someone being busted with the Leapster in her bedroom closet. Swapping our cable provider and its bank of recorded shows hasn't seemed to make a dent. So Turn off the TV Week, which begins Monday, is the perfect excuse to take a break. I'm looking forward to a week without sports shows, without being glued to the morning news, without wondering whether the movies have been returned or having an after-school battle over TV. I'm looking forward to playing in the garden, taking long walks, teaching my child to ride her bike and cooking the recipes I've checked out on the screen. And perhaps, in the process, we'll have spring-cleaned our lives.