When Dan and I got married over six years ago, we were both in school while working over 20 hours a week. We rarely had time for a date, let alone time to sit down and watch TV. Six years and two kids later, we still do not own a TV.
Now, before you start thinking I'm holier than you, or just the opposite, think I'm a self righteous prude, know that we ARE getting a small TV soon, and I can't wait!
You see, my kids LOVE shows (like all kids!). I've definitely used our Netflix account to it's fullest potential, especially during post baby and post surgery recovery periods. Although we are pretty picky about what our kids watch, they are allowed 30-60 minutes of screen time a day. Sometimes they forget about it, but most days, they cash in.
Plus, it's the only cuddle time I get to have with these busy guys!
Problem is, our computer is no longer safe. A certain chubby someone just can't keep his sticky fingers off the poor machine and I'm afraid we might lose our only connection to the internet world. Enter our first TV, a small hand me down from my dear sister. Once paired with a DVD player, and we will be good to go!
Until then, we are Netflix-less and turning to our dear record player for entertainment. Besides the usual hot picks like Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash and Crosby Still Nash and Young, I've managed to collect some amazing children's records. I steer clear of the annoying kids songs but definitely keep the story records. They are great to listen to while doing art projects or just sitting on the couch together. It's basically a musical audio book.
(you can see this one was only $.99!)
Thrift stores and used music stores are filled with these types of records and they are usually very cheap.
Hours of entertainment guaranteed!