It's been over 7 years since Dave and I have owned a t.v. When we first moved into The Beetle Shack we decided that we would ditch the box in favour of more creative pursuits (i wrote about it here). We were home less, out more, entertained friends regularly and had the brain capacity for conversation and genuine engagement.
Life has changed.
Three kids later and we are home all. the. time. We seldom entertain and seriously, don't try and have a conversation with me after 7 pm. Give me a cup of tea and a screen to look at, please.
When our Big Mac (which acted as our TV screen for ABC iview) died it's final death 3 weeks before Elke was born Dave was left wondering what would be the best replacement. I, on the other hand was wondering how the hell I would survive my final weeks of pregnancy sans iview*.
The lap top stepped in and much play school was watched on it's tiny screen while Dave and I talked over the options.
We knew we 'needed' a decent sized screen for the kids and our sanity but we simply didn't have the cash to replace the Mac. We also knew we didn't really want free to air TV because it's deliciously addictive.
In the end we picked up a small 'smart tv' for about $500. It arrived yesterday and tonight we have big plans.
A movie (don't even need a disk), some take away and endless cups of hot tea.
Hello parenthood, you're o'right.
What's your favourite way to spend a friday night?
* I did survive, but only just.
on being a tv-less wanker