I decided to do a no electronics week for the kids as they were getting a little too attached to movies, Netflix and the Wii. Like....end of the world sobbing every time I made them turn it off. When I suggested this, they looked at me with incredulous and stricken little faces as if to say, why would you DO such a thing? "You mean like....all electronics, like ALL?" Yes, everything with a screen. So radio is OK, TV, Computer, Leapster and Wii are out. I was met with disbelieving silence and quivering lips.
So, today is day one. It's been rough.
15+...Number of times they've asked to turn on the TV
15+...Number of times kids have whined that there's nothing to do
15+ ...Number of times kids have been sent to their room for incessant whining
35+...Number of times Brooklyn has called someone a tupidhead
30+..Number of times I've heard, "mmOOOOm! He/She (fill in the blank)
2... (but the night is young) Number of times Erika's slammed her door
Family Fun Magazine promised me that it would be worth it.
I'm waiting for the good times. I may be waiting a while. Will I be able to stick with it? Tune in next time for..............day 2!