tv? or not tv? that is the question

So, I’m trying something totally new here with this post. It’s an impromptu post without any editing or pre-planning. It’s just me and you and I need to get this out there. This is just my personal opinion.

Why must there be tv’s everywhere from the supermarket to restaurants to the mini-vans? Egads! When I take my son out to dinner to treat him for a good job in school, I want to be there WITH him. It’s bonding time — not, let’s see what pessimistic story is on the news. Talk about distractions! Yikes!

Fortunately, I was able to win out tonight. I grabbed some of his crayons and a napkin and started sketching. I created a “magical world” on the napkin and asked Noah what he wanted to add to the world. So he sketched a rainbow. Then I asked him to draw something that show how he feels today.
He drew a smiley face.

Once again, the power of a mere inkling/sketch came to the rescue to bring us back together in father/son conversation. Who knew that the power of the crayon could be mightier than the glow of the tv.

Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy a good tv show every now and then. But not when I’m trying to spend quality time with the people I love.

I would love to know your thoughts about this. Please post your comments below to join in the discussion.

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