Too Wired?

By , March 27, 2008 9:06 am

I have been unusually silent this week. We are in Albuquerque for Spring Break and between stomach flu, running errands, and trips to the zoo, the aquarium, and Taos, there has not been much time for blogging!

Of course in Albuquerque there are stores more exciting than our Walmart, and children’s activities more novel than the local playground, but one of the most unusual things (for us) that is in Albuquerque, is television. Amazingly, apart from some early-morning fascination with PBS, the kids don’t seem to care much about watching it. Running around catching bugs in the courtyard is much more in keeping with their usual lifestyle.

I haven’t watched much TV either, however I did happen to catch most of this Today Show segment yesterday morning on “overly-wired” families and the benefits of unplugging. In typical Today Show format it was pretty rapid-fire without a lot of substantive information, but it could be worth a quick look for anyone interested in the subject.

Is Your Family Too Wired?

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3 Responses to “Too Wired?”

  1. MatchMomma says:

    It’s interesting to me but I couldn’t even get through the whole “show”. It’s so sad to me to see those children, pale and sallow with dark circles under there eyes… all from staring at a screen all day. And to have your child say on national t.v. that she would be outside more if she didn’t have her “screens” how can her Momma not take them away and play outside with her babies! Sigh… at least at our home t.v. is not there best friend… I just hope they can find mates when they are older who aren’t addicted!

  2. Diane says:

    I’m very happy to have found your blog! We’re mostly tv free around here – we have one, but no one watches it with the exception of the occasional DVD. I’ll be doing a review and book giveaway on my blog in the next day or two on Barbara Brock’s book Living Outside the Box. I was doing some research and found you. I’ll link your blog to my review and put you in the blogroll. Just the site my readers would like! Thanks.

  3. Diane says:

    PS – enjoy Taos and Albuquerque – two of my favorite places!

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