Before my husband and I got married, my husband decided to discontinue any cable or television network connection we have in the house. You see he has this tendency to be "glued" to television so he was counseled to get rid of it so that our first year of marriage will be focused on each other. Well, it's been 14 years since we got married and we have not had a television network in our home. Oh, we do have a television set to watch DVD's of our choice. The good thing about DVD is that we can choose what to watch and when to watch. We have a wide selection of DVD's including cartoons, Discovery Channel shows, etc.. Believe me, our kids are not deprived, it's good for them. And for us - well we do miss Monday Night Football, News, Olympic coverage and other shows such as American Idol - but that's when the newspaper, internet and People magazine fill us in :). All others are available in DVD.
Speaking of DVD, I would like to introduce you to a DVD set that just came out in the market. It's called Thingama Kids. It's great! Check it out here.
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