Wednesday, 19 October 2011
A new TV
yes, you have seen them before but they quite fit in with the autumn.
Anyway, a new TV. We didn't need a new tv but we have one. A great big tv that seems to take up huge amount of space. J tells me that this is not really a big tv and there are many more much bigger but it seems big to me.
When I met J he had a large TV, now this was over 20 years ago so not big by todays standards but big for the time. Despite having a large TV and masses of technical bits and pieces I gave him the benefit of the doubt and the relaitionsip continued. Up until last week that 20 year old TV was still the only one we had.
I like that, I was used to it. When it breaks, we will get a new TV.
That was what we said.
I must have missed the murmurings of discontent that have been rumbling on. The 11 year old had suggested we have a new TV but no major campaign.
Last week we got a new TV.
I understand entirely why we have one.
It has the I Player, can stream films , its a flat screen, it uses less energy, it was a good offer, ........
many good reasons
BUT..... why does it have to be so big?.........
My kids aren't too obsessed with tv. The 11 year old will often wander upstairs to read rather than Antiques Roadshow.
I know, such exciting TV is on in our house!
The younger two watch it occasionally. Its not that they are not allowed to watch it but they just are not in the habit of turning it on to watch something.
Saturday and sunday mornings for an hour or so, a few DVDs but apart from that they take little interest.
I am fully aware that I am talking about this moment and that could change at any time.
It does not dominate our lives and I am pleased with that.
Which brings me back round to WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO BIG?
It is 32inches across.
Is it just me?
Ok..... don't answer that