Thursday, April 17, 2008
Turning the TV Off
April 21-27 is TV-Turnoff Week. We are going to take the challenge. We are also planning on taking it one step further. No video games and limited computer use by me. (Did I really say that? Taking deep breaths.) This is not a decision we made lightly. Electronics plays a big part in our lives, too big a part. We think this is a good idea. We hope this will make our family tighter.
I am also participating in the Unplug your Kids TV-Turnoff Week Blog Challenge over at Unplug Your Kids. I think this is a good way for me to be accountable for the decision we have made. It is also a good way for me to look back at the fun things we did.
My goals for this week are simple. We need to connect again. We need to listen to the kids, we need the kids to listen to us. We want to know thier hopes, dreams, fears and successes. I want to sit around the fire ring in the back yard (if it would EVER warm up), roast marshmallows, look at the moon and stars and talk. I want to get active and get the kids active...at least a walk each morning if nothing else. I want to do a better job of keeping the house clean and I want to eat at the table as a family. Simple or so I hope.
So, I hope this is a start to something bigger and better in our lives. I hope to post great and inspiring memoirs and not be the informant of sibling warfare, plots to take over the dictatorship I have worked so hard at establishing and slinking husbands to catch a snipit of Cops.
Happy TV-Turnoff Week:)
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