Tag: internet

Well, we lasted a little over a month with no high-speed internet but only 2 weeks with no TV. My parents sent us a TV antenna a few weeks ago that looks like a white mouse pad which pulls in some great channel reception.  Tonight, after the kids cleaned the kitchen of our dinner dishes we were able to watch a Walking Dead episode which came in crystal clear. This past Monday, when the CenturyLink man installed DSL, became the happiest day of my (3 younger) kid’s lives.  This makes me sad.  I hope the best day of their lives is the day we set foot in another country to explore… I definitely didn’t miss cable television or the endless need for my kids to watch every youtube video ever uploaded. I didn’t miss their desire to constantly play videos games online and to be quite frank, they aren’t going back to that life.  That addiction. My main argument for signing up for DSL is cost.  I was paying about $120 a month for Comcast (cable tv and internet) and during our “offline days” my data plan with Verizon TRIPLED in the month that my house was “offline”. Seriously, I’m ready to find a part time job to pay next(read the rest)

It has been over 2 weeks since I stopped letting technology babysit my family.  2 weeks since the Internet stopped intercepting imagination and 2 weeks since television stopped rotting the brain of my kids.  The first week was rough.  Like, “what the hell did I do, check these kids into rehab” bad.