It seems to be harder to go with out T.V in the summer. That is the craziest thing I have ever heard, but it sure seems to be true here in our house! And it is driving me crazy.
You see we have family coming to visit in a week and a half and I am trying to get everything in order. My dear husband is working on some reno's which need doing, but are also adding to the mess. So it is easy to get into the trap of putting a movie in for Jacob. The poor boy doesn't have a lot that he loves to do or can do without us at his side except watch a movie. That would be fine if he was still into Franklin or Bob the Builder; the rest of us don't get sucked into those movies as easily as Harry Potter or even High School Musical which seem to be his new favorites. So I, more then occasionally, walk by the living room to find Nathan and Mackenzie being very supportive of our dear brother and not wanting to leave him to watch alone!
I was beginning to give up hope in ever getting back on track. Then last week the two older kidlets and I decided that we were going to buy tickets, wait in line for 3 hours and stay up until 2am watching the new Harry Potter movie. Summer is suppose to be all about making memories after all! It was fun, the movie was good, but my favorite part of the whole night was talking about the other movies and having Nathan make the observation that the mirror that Harry finds in the first movie, the mirror of Erised, is a lot like T.V! That's my boy! There is still hope.
"It will give us neither knowledge or truth. Men have wasted away before it, entranced by what they have seen, or been driven mad..." (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone by J.K. Rowling, p.157)
You may argue about the Knowledge and true part, but I would have to agree with the other.
I guess falling off the wagon, so to speak, has reminded us once more that we want to be living our lives, not watching someone else pretend to live theirs!
I hope you enjoy your own adventure today, I plan to.