Well, football season is upon us once again. Every year at this time, my husband and son become possessed, and every year, I swear I am not going through the frustration of arguing,
nagging, pleading, begging and crying for a chance at the remote control. Don’t get me wrong, I can enjoy the occasional sporting event, especially on a nice, big flat screen television with a surround sound system. It’s the next best thing to being there, and if we invite some friends over, microwave some popcorn and nachos, and make sure the refrigerator has some cold beer and sodas, it can be a fun afternoon on occasion. But seriously, not every weekend!
So, this year I decided to take action. And, I must say, it’s the best decision we have made in a long time. Sometimes we get stuck in old notions. At my age, we recall the days when most families had a television, a big giant thing in a wooden console, that took up a prominent spot in the living room. Maybe our more affluent friends had two television sets. But televisions were not only large and took up valuable household real estate, they were expensive!
It was unthinkable that a family would have multiple televisions.
But these days, why not? If my son and his friends want to watch football, I want them to be able to. But my daughter and her friends should be able to tune in to the movie or show of their choice as well. And I also want a turn, to watch the home decorating shows I enjoy! Televisions now are much more practical than they used to be. A flat screen takes up barely any room, it can sit on almost any flat topped piece of furniture. Not only an actual entertainment center but a dresser or desk as well. And, they have become much more affordable.
In fact, we opted to go for a lease to own plan, so that one monthly payment at very affordable rates gives us multiple television sets throughout the house! Now, throughout the fall and into the spring, while football, basketball and then baseball dominate the television in the den, the televisions in the office, kitchen, and my bedroom have opened up the options for many other sorts of shows. I really wish I had gone ahead and done this years ago! I suggest any of you who find yourselves in power struggles over the remote control to give up the arguing and embrace being a multi-television family!