Or maybe it was satellite. I don't remember anymore.
Whatever it was, the payment was a small fortune at the time for us. We were new parents, owned a home, and had two car payments. I found teaching nearly equaled the cost of putting our daughter in daycare, so I decided to stay at home.
We had to make cuts, and the TV service was the first to go. The decision was fairly easy for me, having just read Susan Linn's book Consuming Kids. I was intrigued and a little shocked at what I'd read about the crazy way companies advertise to children.
Beyond that, we realized many of our shows could be watched online. Netflix was just starting up; Hulu was as well - it didn't make sense to pay nearly $100 for TV service. Then we had to stop everything to watch a show or pay even more to record it for a time that worked for us. So off it went.
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