Monday, March 30

I double dare you

Can you do it? Oh, sorry! I am asking if you can live TV free.

What have your experiences been growing up?
  How has it impacted your life?

We grew up with out televison for the first 12 years of my life. Then my dad brought home a Tv/Vcr combo. Because we lived so far out of town there was no cable t.v.

  I read a lot of books and we always had some outdoor building project on the go, I think not having T.v. was healthy for us.
  When my parents moved from Michigan to B.C. my mom told my dad just leave that Televison behind and I will be fine. (she left behind her family and friends)

11 comments:

Mrs. Wilson said...

We could live without everything but sports channels. Sports is a huge love of Noah's and I'm not willing to take that away from him. But the girls and I could totally live without it!

Bonnie said...

I "could" stop watching it if I want to. When I was in Van I hardly watched TV. (mostly because I didn't have cable and only had like 5 channels). But I enjoy watching TV so I do. :)

Rudee said...

Nope. Can't do it. I could live without most broadcast TV, subsisting on movies, but I can't go completely without. Most days, I listen to radio or my ipod, but at night, I like to watch a little TV. I'm a good little brainwashed soul.

Jenny said...

Not a chance!!LOL

Clover said...

i have a tv, and a dvd player, but no cable, and i rarely watch movies. sometimes i miss my favorite shows, but it's definately livable.

...i have internet! :P

Gwen said...

No sweat. I grew up without a TV or VCR, so we played a lot and read a lot. We still don't have a TV and we don't miss it. We do watch the news and hockey online.

Daring To Dream said...

We have a GIGANTIC tv (52") but only watch movies. No cable for us! Darci, I do not even watch hockey anymore if you can believe that! I don't have time and it makes me mad to see the Canucks and realize I do not know who half the team is!

annkroeker said...

Great challenge--interesting comments, too!

We have little to watch without cable or satellite.

Smellyann said...

Hmm, I think I could do it, but I don't know if I ever actually would!

Muffinza said...

I Have to Agree with you Darci, I think that it was a great thing that Mom and Dad Left the TV in the States, because of that we were forced to use and build upon our creative childhood imaginations, and do things like Build 40ft tree forts, fishing for tadpoles in the culverts, long bike rides with the neighbor kids, Snow igloo's in the winter and Capture the flag until all hours of the night. I believe that we greatly benefited from the lack of Cable TV.

Mrs4444 said...

I could live without the TV, but not without the Internet :) I think that having more than three channels has been detrimental to family life, in a lot of ways.