Monday, May 4, 2009


Well I've been thinking about updating about our Great TV Test. I've wanted to, but I seem to have failed. I had big aspirations (even expectations) of what we would accomplish. Instead one day while I was at work Glenn went out and bought Spongebob Season 2 on DVD. Its not that we've totally reverted to how we used to be, but I just haven't made the changes I was hoping to. I guess, to sum it up, I feel like a failure. While I never set out to be a TV-free household I did want us to make progress in that direction. I had visions of becoming crafty mom overnight. Yea, that didn't happen. It has been hard (harder than I thought) living in the rental. It is hard not being in our own space, not having our own furniture, or things, or anything. See, I haven't written this blog because now I just feel like I'm making excuses. We have made progress. The TV is not on as much. Mostly Beanie watches a little in the morning while I drink my coffee and a little while we make dinner. We've been getting out for late morning playdates which has been a lot of fun. And after her nap we've been going for walks or running errands. It is progress I guess, just not as much as I was hoping/expecting/aspiring to.

But, you know what? That is okay. Its okay that I'm not crafty mom. Its okay that we watch a little TV. Its okay that I know almost every word to every episode of Spongebob Season 2 right now. Most of all, its okay to recognize that progress was made even if it was a little smaller than I imagined.

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. We aren't going to be spending our days cooped up inside while the rain is pouring down. We are going to be outside and enjoying it and not sitting in front of the TV. Crafty mom time can still come, but its not something I'm going to lose sleep over.


  1. It doesn't sound like you've failed at all! You're paying more attention to what you do or don't watch, you're doing lots of other things, and frankly, I think we all need a little TV now and then (but maybe that's just one of my key coping mechanisms!) And guess what? I can't seem to make myself into a crafty mom either! I think it's genetic... :-)

  2. Okay...I just about died laughing at the graphic!


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