Since the kids no longer get to watch television, their overactive imaginations have been coming up with alternative uses for the big black box. I would like to point out that they have come up with these ideas over the past several months on their own without any encouragement or input from me. I guess this is their way of following the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle gig!
The first thing they did with the television (other than to watch it) was to use it to hide things from each other. They like to play hot and cold and they oftentimes hide the item behind the television. I can not tell you how many sippy cups have been rescued from deep behind the television set which is often a gross reality, but alas it's true. I am quite perplexed as to why sippy cups get placed back there, but it happens all the time. Anyhow, the television and entertainment center now get used as storage for all things non televisional in nature and a highly popular hiding place for the game of hot and cold.
They also pretend that the television is the airport arrival/departure screen when they play vacation. They check it to see if their respective flights are on time. It is very cute. I think their airlines have a better track record than most of the major airlines today and there is no baggage fee and you get free snacks. Just saying.
They also used the television and oscillating fan combination to record their incredible musical performances this summer. Jonas Brothers, you better watch out because my Constantine trio is pretty hot!
And the final use for our television (and my personal favorite) is that AJ recently turned it into a large complex target for his new nerf gun. He saw uncle Robb shooting his bow and arrow at a target a few weeks ago and he wanted his very own. He marks all of his shots, puts tape on the television to mark different target points and takes great pride in his ability to aim and kill the television. GO AJ take our TV down, Boy!
Anyhow, life is still incredible without the television being used for its true purpose. In the words of Jon Wilds, "we are living the dream!"