Uh oh, I almost missed it and the dates are actually posted here on my very own blog. National Screen/TV Turnoff Week is now twice a year and the September Turnoff Week will be from September 20th -26th which is next week!
Have you ever wondered what would happen in your family if you eliminated (or reduced) TV? Mutiny? Peace? More reading? Less arguing? More arguing? Boredom? More playing outside?
Now’s your chance to find out. People all over the United States (and the world?) will be turning off TVs for one week. No real commitment is necessary. You don’t have to blow-up your TV, or even donate it to the local thrift store. Just turn it off for one week (unplug it from the wall if the kids know how to turn it on by themselves).
I know that many readers of this blog are already TV-free (or at least minimalist when it comes to “The Box”). How about trying to minimize other screens that week? My personal downfall is of course the computer. I will try to turn it off (as much as possible*) that week. [*See? Am I already waffling?]
I will TRY. That is what counts. Perfection is not required.
By the way, from my past experience with feedback from TV Turnoff Week, it is usually the husbands rather than the kids who put up the most fuss about eliminating the tube.
Something to think about.
PS. I am not sure about organizing a formal Turnoff Blog Challenge this time. Is there any interest?