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I am personally not a huge fan of the television. I think about how much family time is lost and sucked into a stupid device. Don’t get me wrong, I watch a few shows, I love a good football game, but seriously I don’t think people realize how much “down” time they spend in front of the tv. I am not judging anyone, because I have the same faults. It amazes me that we don’t make time to read 5 pages from the Bible in a day, but we watch a tv show for an hour, or several shows totaling many hours! I think we just get stuck in a routine. Josh comes home, we eat, put the kids to bed, watch tv, go to bed…exhausted.

I tried to get all of the tvs out of the house, but I was overruled. That is a little extreme, but I would really do it! I did succeed in getting “No tv Monday”. It is amazing how many things get done around the house on Mondays. Seriously, I get tons accomplished! And..I really have never watched much tv. It’s just a little news in the am, maybe a little news in the afternoon or turn something on while the boys are resting. On Mondays, we just spend time without the tv…or other electronic devices (iPod, leapster, wii, whatever). It’s amazing that I don’t have to say “not right now guys, mom’s busy”. I am not busy because I have everything I need to do finished. Josh has been coming home on Mondays and getting things that were long overdue done around the house. This week, he fixed some cracks in the foundation outside. Next week, I think he is going to repaint the foundation. It’s so much easier when the there isn’t a choice of sit on the couch and watch a good show or do something productive. It’s much easier to just be in a mind-set that there is no tv so we may as well do something productive. Monday, I designed Carter’s birthday invitations. Something I haven’t done in a few years for the boys because “there is never enough time”.  Truth is, even with 3 kids and a husband, I just need to manage my time better.  The hours in the day really are enough, we just have to plan and use them wisely.

I am still campaigning for no tv 5 days a week, not sure if that will ever happen. I will take what I can get though!

My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.  Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.   –   Proverbs 4:20-22