I never thought I would ever say this but... I'm thinking we might cancel our Dish Network.
I've realized over the course of this move that we really don't need to have access to all those channels. When we were living in the hotel, we barely touched the TV. Same with at my mom's, dad's and the in-law's so far. The in-law's don't even have cable, so it isn't tempting me.
Sure, I miss the shows we've always watched, but we can catch them on their websites. We spend more time watching Netflix Instant Play than anything else. So do we really need the Dish?
I really want to stop watching TV during the day, especially as Penny gets older. I want to spend time playing with her, reading, keeping up on chores, walking the dog, exercising, writing, learning, everything that I want to do but I get distracted by the TV! And it isn't like we're totally getting rid of it, we will still relax in the evenings with Netflix.
I guess Penny is the biggest reason why I don't want it anymore. I don't want her to spend hours sitting in front of the TV. She's already loving it whenever it's on and it concerns me. I want her to play and learn other ways and not zone out, you know? Not that TV is bad and we'll completely cut it out, I just don't want it all the time.
Do you think we can do it? Completely get rid of the Dish, the DVR, the access to TV right away? It's a scary thought but we're considering it!
Edit: I wrote this post on Friday morning and by Sunday afternoon, Brandon and I had come to a decision - we're ditching the dish! We're going to stick with Netflix Instant Play and Hulu Plus, bringing our bill down from about $85 to $16 a month. We should be able to watch all our favorite shows too!!