The Goggle Box
I took this photo on the funky Joker Boat, a Batman movie inspired barge moored in the heart of Liverpool. It was perfectly placed to go explore the city – near the Tate Gallery, Maritime Museum, Albert Dock and right next to the Liverpool Wheel. Can you see it beckoning through the window?
But the kids didn’t seem to notice; they were more impressed with the giant plasma TV on board than the idea of going out to explore. And once their 3D glasses were on it was a struggle to get them off and get out. Once the TV was on the real 3D world of Liverpool seemed about as interesting to them as a bowl of hot cabbage soup on a summer’s day.
The trance inducing power of the goggle box is one of the reasons we’ve resisted having a TV at home. And the fact we don’t have a TV at home is probably one of the reasons they love to watch it so much when we’re away. I never have this problem in a tent! Should I have let them watch? Or confiscated the glasses?
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