I have decided that Vern and I pretty much married opposite men!! While she tries to get Jeff out and about I try to find reasons why Mark should stay home! And while Jeff is bored without the TV, Mark is totally content on the computer or reading magazines all night and he is "never bored" as he informed last night when I tried to get him to play scrabble with me...and I am always bored so he claims. So I will say Mark has been much too busy lately to watch TV so we have been totally TV free the last couple weeks, except of course our exemption forchildren who wake up before 5:30 in the morning...they still get to watch TV so that I can doze off next to them on the couch. Mark also watched the state of union address the other day but I don't even really consider that TV, I would consider that more like torture myself.
Anyway, I have been trying to get Mark to write on the post, but he is a very busy person so it may take a while. I would say that his life has not been altered too much from this whole thing, except that his wife bugs him more at night because she's bored more often! Yup it's me who gets bored, not Mark, who claims he is never bored. So usually he tries to come up with things to entertain me so I will leave him alone. He also spends more time reading to Kenny, as our nightly TV routine has switched to books and Kenny requests Dad to read whenever he is home, and Mark realizes that there's really no use arguing with a 2 year old. Other than that, I think he genuinely thinks we are being silly and he still enjoys his TV, but I have noticed its not as much fun for him, without me, to watch it. Either way we are still TV free here, for the most part, and it has become part of our routine at this point so I don't see it changing any time soon. - mird