It's Day 4 and I've already failed on my media fast.
On Day 1: I plopped down on the couch and turned the tv on. Second nature. The kids were in bed and I wanted to relax. Luckily the satellite receiver was off and I realized what I did. To solve that problem--the entire entertainment center is now unplugged and the remotes are put away.
On Day 3: I let my son cheat. I was busy working in my office and he asked if he could watch The Cat in the Hat on the computer. Being distracted, I told him I didn't care. (I know, great parenting.) Only after the clip was finished did I realize that he's fasting also for Media Month. His reply about my mistake, "lucky me."
Today: I was longing for a distraction. I wanted the escape of reading a blog post or surfing the internet. Working for several hours on a project that I couldn't get to work made me exhausted. So when I sat down to eat a late lunch I automatically looked for the tv remote. Realizing it was put away, I got out my devotional.
My computer and tv are so ingrained in my life that I have to consciously avoid them. It is so easy for me to fall back into the media trap.