We have one TV in our home. With our highly technical rabbit ears, we receive one semi-clear channel. That works for us.
- We have children. They provide lots of free entertainment.
- We have children. We don’t choose to have time for TV.
- We have children. We don’t want to be tempted to use the TV as a sitter.
- We have children. (Have I mentioned that already?) I can control what and how much they watch by using videos.
- We can check out movies at our local library for free if we want a TV fix.
- Anything we need to watch (weather, breaking news, CSI ) can be found on our one channel or on the Internet. We visit friends (and take lots of food!) when we want to see a big game that’s not on “our” channel.
- We have saved massive amounts of money during our 10 year marriage by not paying for TV. Even at $30 per month (I know this can vary from $12 to around $100) each month for 10 years… that’s $3,600. Doesn’t sound like a lot to you? Put that money in a mutual fund for a few years averaging 12% returns and you might change your tube-watching tune!
Although it would have been nice to veg out in front of the Olympics, or spend Sundays planted in front of endless football games… oh, wait a minute. I forgot about the children! Let me try again…
Although it would have been nice to pop in to see the beginning of a few Olympic events, only to miss the photo finish because of a dirty diaper or screaming from the other room or a sibling fight or the desperate cry for a glass of milk… (ahhh, that’s more like it. That sounds like home!)
We have one TV. It has one channel. Works for me!