Wednesday, February 3, 2010

7 days...

Turns out, man can live without the tele.

Who knew?

Today marks seven days without the boob tube.

We've watched about three Netflix movies, and a couple of shows online.

That's it!

The kids have done well. They were a bit short and pissy those first few days. Hell, maybe they're short and pissy all the time, I was just too busy watching my shows to notice!!

I've started reading a book.

I go to bed at a reasonable hour, and am up at one, too.

Jake and I wind down each night with pillow talk. Strengthening, even more, our own marriage, rather than watching the crumbling ones of reality show stars.

So far, it's good.

The only show I really America's Funniest Videos. Every Sunday, we sat down as a family to watch that show.

All of this, however, does come with a price.

Jake gave it all up. He wasn't forced, but, he willingly sacrificed his "right to bear a remote," as Scott described, for the benefit of the family.

I had to give something up, too.

It was only fair.

The only thing I had to offer, was my Dr.Pepper.

I have about seven left of a remaining case...and that it is. I can't buy any more.

I made a deal.

I can guaran-damn-tee ya that my "seven days without Dr.Pepper" post...will contain many, many more expletives than this little no TV post did.

I'm quite sure of it!

God be with us all...


Stacey said...

haha! I keep saying I'm going to give up my pop, but it never happens! Maybe I will try it with ya.
Our problem isn't the's the computer!

The Mullins Life... said...

girl I feel for you! I went a week without them that is it I could not do it. So my thoughts are with you.

Kimmy said...

I honestly don't think we could do it! Good for you guys!!!

heidi said...

Hooray on the no TV success!! May God be with you ALL when Nikki gives up DP. Amen.

This Daddy said...

Hey Look out your window, see that guy holding the picket sign, well that's not me but I hired him. I guess if Jake is getting some pillow talk than I am happy for him.

Bridget said...

Wishing you luck on giving up the Dr. Peppers!

Kameron said...

I have cable and haven't watched it all week. Good job for you both! Giving up Dr.P was like coming down off of a powerful drug. It was easier to quit smoking for me. Hmmm, I wonder if they have a Dr.P patch?

Jes said...

You better get stocked up on some excedrin migraine med !! And don't tell my husband what yall did, it might give him an idea :)

Melissa said...


Melissa said...

next time I'll proof read!

Melinda Arnold said...

You've inspired me, we are in negotiations to cancel for the summer.

McMom said...

Giving up t.v. is impressive, especially right before the Super Bowl. But as something of a Diet Coke addict myself, I can say that if you actually give up the Dr. Pepper, I will have to nominate you for Time Magazine's person of the year or something.

Kaolinmommy said...

I just linked to this in my post. I'm very impressed!

We canceled satellite on Sunday. We're still going with the Antenna and netflix, but it's rough enough. Hang in there!

Katrina said...

I'm so proud of you all! Mostly your hubby though, my husband would never be that brave!!