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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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June = No TV!

It’s time to detox. Every June we unplug the TV. It’s the most glorious thing in the world.  Why?  Because my children realize there is so much more to do on this farm than just sit on the couch. We’ve been doing this for so long that the kids don’t even question it.  My daughter confirmed how delightful it is by saying, “I look forward to No TV month, we always have so much fun together in June.”

Now that I’ve sung the praises of No TV, let me complain a wee bit.

My children get out all the board games. My eye starts to twitch just thinking about it. If your children play with board games the way my children play with board games, then you totally understand why little plastic soldiers from the game Risk are in the silverware drawer and the bathroom and under the dining room buffet and in the dog’s food bowl and God help me not eat my young. To my children, Risk isn’t just a game played on a table, it’s a expedition throughout Coal Creek Farm. The losses of machinery and soldiers on the expedition is staggering. My house is a miniature battlefield.

So, my friend’s if you can stand it, please join us for the rest of this month.  Unplug the set and read to your kids, play some board games, make play dough, do that project you’ve been putting aside for so long or just yell, “GO OUTSIDE!!!”

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