We’re back from Cleveland and things were magnificent. We got to spend time with our friends, and our children had a blast. They have three boys so my son, who has two sisters, was in heaven. They played and played and played until their little bodies couldn’t handle it anymore. You would think that they would welcome sleep, but noooooooo, they just had to reenergize for about 15 minutes and then they were off and running again. Sleep they say, who needs sleep? The adults do that’s who. So, for my wife and I this wasn’t a real relaxing trip, but it was certainly a fun one. Our Cleveland friends are wonderful people. We reminisced into the early morning about life’s splendors and challenges; we discovered that we have a lot more in common than we had thought. These are the type of friends that you hold on to forever. These are the type of friends that will stand by your side through thick and thin. These are the types of friends that you can share your inner most demons with and they won’t look at you and judge. THESE ARE FRIENDS.
I think what made this visit nice was that we felt comfortable the entire time we were there, and that our friends weren’t afraid to ask us questions about Amanda. Sometimes when we have Amanda with us people are a little intimidated and don’t know what to say. It’s those moments that make me uncomfortable because I’m usually the one that has to do all the talking.
Another thing that was noticeable was that our friends don’t let there kids sit in front of the television for hours. My kids love TV and everything Disney, however, they didn’t miss it this weekend, part of it was because they were to busy playing, and the other part was because our friends television was kind of off to the side, unlike in our house.
My questions to you are:
Do you have a TV?
If yes, how much TV do you let your children or child watch?
Do you think about getting rid of your TV? If so, why isn’t it gone yet?
I often think about taking it away, but it does act as a babysitter sometimes. I like to have it around because I think our nanny would go nuts, plus I like to sit in the big ol’ leather lazyboy and watch in the evenings when I have the time.
I guess I’m kind of curious as to what the heck I should do. Your opinions are welcomed.