Has anyone noticed that kids lately have to be superkids. We just can't have "Oh Johnny is shy." He has to be socially delayed or "Ben isn't good at sports." He has to be athletically challenged. As I look at my kids and the kids I know...I'm starting to get sick of all the labels. Why can't kids just be kids?
Well I grew up in the 80s and I know the answer. When I was growing up computer technology was coming of age and the quest for perfection was coming into play. Now the children of that era are adults we still struggle with perfection, for our children, for our cars, homes, everything. We've reduced living to event filled days draggin our over scheduled kids and using the television as our guide to run our lives. I wonder if we turned off the tv and Internet...would we be better off.
Well I'm going to give it a try. I don't think the Internet is as bad as the television...believe it or not. With the Internet you are looking up things of your own interest. TV is giving you what they think you should be interested in. So here I go...no tv...no tv on the Internet (like You tube or Itunes) for the next...let's say 2 days...until Thursday...anyone else up to the challenge? I'm going to turn on the comment box so you can anonymously leave your decision.
The question is...if we turn off the tv...what will you do?