We are a no TV watching household.
We do watch DVD's though - and have done so alot over winter - it's been a very wet one.
Now we are coming into summer I'm hoping to switch off even more.
When we moved to our house in March we decided not to connect the TV up to the aerial - we are not sure if it even works!
We were BIG TV watchers before. It was always on, far too much. Even if we were not watching I liked having it on as a bit of "background/company" noise.
It took me a couple of weeks of wanting to plug in again. Then nothing................... I don't miss it, especially the advertisments. I'm especially looking forward to not hearing all of the lead up to Christmas advertising. I love love Christmas but not all of the mainly child targeted advertising.
It took me two months to cancel our Sky Subscription. I kept thinking there was a possibility we might switch back on. I was especially proud that we did'nt cave when the Queens Jubilee or the Olympics were on - it was close though, we nearly did. Especially as alot of the events were held around where we lived, worked and played when living in London.
I have finally finished the kids playroom so I'm hoping this will distract them even more. They go in there first thing in the morning and are often in there in the evening. We tend to put a movie on after dinner/bathtime. A bit of wind down before bed. And of course there is the garden. I love it when they want to do nothing more than play outside.
Do you have TV in your household?
What rules/boundaries do you set for your children?