Last week I banned my kids from the TV, Wii, and computer for the week. Not because I'm such a good anti media mom so much as because they were making me crazy begging to watch TV, etc. the minute they got home from school, and, in a moment of frustration I announced something like, "That's it! No TV EVER again! . . . or at least for all of next week . . . except for on Monday . . . since it's a holiday . . . and maybe Friday night . . . but NO other time . . . except for Saturday morning."
Anyway, to be fair, Mike told them we would ban ourselves as well. I didn't think this was really fair (to be fair they should have probably banned me from checking email or reading books) because the TV we watch is hardly TV at all, and going with out it, for me, is like going with out a tax audit -- but I didn't tell the kids that (because, of course, they don't even know what a tax audit is).
In case you don't believe me, I will now type for you the very words that I just heard come from our TV (I am sitting here on the couch with my Mike. He is watching TV and I am typing). Anyway, here it is:
"The giant pumpkin has many enemies."
Now it will reach its dramatic conclusion where it will be discovered that the biggest pumpkin actually weighs 100 pounds less than the second biggest pumpkin. There will be much gasping -- looks of shock, disbelief and disappointment from some; and for others, looks of joyous surprise, hugs and cheers.