Summer no TV challenge - who's in?

So, I am considering just turning off the TV for most of the summer. Honestly, we aren't a huge TV family anyway, but when the weather is nice, why bother. So my husband and I are considering a new policy starting July 1 that there is no TV during the week. We'll let our kids watch on Sun morning, like we usually do (so we can sleep in - ha!) and then for special occasions (like if we rent a movie as a family or it's a super rainy day or something). Otherwise, it's get outside and use your imagination! Anybody want to take bets on how long this will last? :-)

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4Rina
    06/26/14
    4Rina
    The kids are in camp all day - bus picks them up at 8:30 am and brings them back at 4:30 pm. Then, they have to all be in bed by 8:30 pm. So it's really only 4 hours between coming home and bedtime, which includes bath, dinner, bike riding etc. Honestly, Canadian winters are so bad (especially this last one) that I just want to eek out every bit of summer that I can with them.
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    06/27/14
    4Rina
    That's awesome if you can have it like that and not have your family vegged out in front of the TV. My family clearly does not have that ability! If the TV is on, they have to watch. Also, any of the benefits of being technologically savvy in today's society really don't extend to TV, as opposed to, say, the iPad, so I see no benefit other than just being able to shut off your mind...But, like I said, that's my family...everybody is different.
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    06/27/14
    4Rina
    I find kids before age 2 don't really care about TV one way or the other.
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    I'm a working mom of 4. My husband, kids and I live in Toronto, Canada. I love to read pretty much anything I can get my hands on, am addicted to chocolate and kissing my kids' necks (they all still let me do it!) and am a bit of a political junkie.