Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Guilty

The proliferation of video games, internet sites and of course television have all been blamed for the downfall of reading. I would like to think that I have this ideal house in which only reading is done. No stupid electronic crap enters my or my kids' heads.

So it is with great embarrassment that I admit that one son plays his DS until he falls asleep. Another son listens to Elvis on his iPod. At least my 4 year old daughter pretends to play school and "reads" books to her imaginary class.

Another reason why I won't be on-line tomorrow is to remind myself that I too need to read. To show my kids how it is done.

SMID's Day to Read 2009

6 comments:

TX Poppet said...

I posted about it here:
http://cannedlaffs.com/day-to-read-2009/
I'm also going to promote this on Twitter.

Enjoy your books!

Jami said...

Fireball got a DS for Christmas and plays it a LOT. However, one of the rules for getting it was that it does not go into her bedroom. So, when it's bedtime - which is also "lay in bed and read" time for her - no DS. And Pink Guy can't/won't go to sleep without his iPod plugged into his combo alarm clock/speaker setup ... and playing Metallica or AC/DC.

(I'm also ashamed to admit that we have both a PS2 AND a Wii - although the Wii at least encourages SOME physical activity.)

Patois said...

Also guilty.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I came over via the poppet. I will be posting about this today to help you out. I'll also mention it on Plurk. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

The Hotfessional said...

TxPoppet called me out. I'm joining in. Granted, I future-posted saying where I will be, but I'm with ya. I miss losing myself in a really good book!

Goofball said...

it's hard to keep electronics and modern hobbies out of the house I'm sure. But as long as books are a common sight as well...