First of all, with no television to compete for our time, my family and I found plenty of hours for personal interest. My mom read novels and read at whatever time she wanted, meanwhile when novels come out in television there was a specific time she had to watch it at and stop what she was doing. My dad read newspaper early in the morning rather than waiting for the news to come out at night. My brother read comic books and found them to be more stimulating than his cartoons. My sister and I read the Twilight Saga books and were able to use our imagination with more details than the book.
We also enjoyed some hobbies for example my mom got to interact with her childhood friends going to the fitness room and drinking coffee with them. My dad played soccer with his friends and got to exercise and interact with new people. My sister went back to her dance classes. And I decided to join a volleyball team since I have always enjoy watching volleyball and I got to have the opportunity to be the one playing. In addition, my sister stopped procrastinating with her calculus homework and I with my political science, ESL 34X, reading, and computer homework.
In addition my little brother got a letter from his teacher congratulating him for doing his homework every day. Second, we did chores that had been hanging over our head for too long for example clean the windows, we vacuum, and did the laundry. Also, some jobs around the house that needed attention for example fix the heater, we put new cabinets, and we inclusive painted the walls. We also had a chance to do some long postpone shopping for example my parents bought new sofas, laundry, refrigerator, and other house hold accessories. My brother went shopping for school supplies.
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My sister and I went shopping for new clothes. And my parents caught up with payments and bills that were long overdue. My sister, brother, and I caught up with e-mail of friends whom we didn’t talk for so long. Finally, and probably most important, we spent time with each other. Instead of just being in the same room together while we stared at a screen, we actually talked for many pleasant hours, for example my dad told us about his childhood stories back in Mexico how everything was before. My mom talked about her day how everything was better without television and how she got to interact with her friends more.
My brother talked about his new project that he was doing at school and how he was going to have a science fair and he wanted us to go watch him preformed his project. My sister talked about how she had some problems and needed a family advice and opinion about what university she wanted to transfer, and I talk to them about how my first year at college was going good and how I really enjoyed all the classes I was taking. Moreover, for the first time in years, my family played some board game together such as, Monopoly, Trivia, chess, checkers, and dominoes.
And because we didn’t have to worry about missing this or that show, we had my grandma, grandpa, uncle, aunts, cousins, and friends come over on a couple of evenings and spent an enjoyable time with them. Once our television returned, we were not prepared to put it in the attic. But we had a sense of how it can take over our lives if we are not careful. We are now more selective. We turn on the set for our favorite shows, certain sports events, and the news, but we don’t leave it running all evening. As a result, we find we can enjoy television and still have time left over for other activities and interests.