Monday, June 4, 2012

We had such a good day today, and it all started with my morning declaration:

"Boys, we are unplugged.  Until further notice."

No t.v., video games, computers, or hand-held devices of any kind.
(Wait, what?  Oh no, that doesn't count for me and my computer!  That would be cah-razy.)

It's not that they spend a whole lot of time doing those things anyway, it's just that they spend too much time asking about doing those things.  They are boys afterall, and there are six of them.  I can easily be asked a dozen times in a day about electronics in one way or another.  It gets old.

So that was that, they knew better than to even ask, and then they forgot about it altogether.
They played outside.
They made a model of a Roman Road.
They concocted their own formula for cement.
They produced journals and drew comics.
They read.
They rode bikes.
They threw around a baseball.
They played kickball.
They practiced piano.
They revisited their old lapbooks, reminiscing about the making of each one.
They ate ice cream.
Owen taught Sebastian to say "shovel" and "shoe".

I can't wait to see what they come up with tomorrow.  This ban may last longer than they realize.

1 comment:

  1. I just came across your blog! I love families full of boys! We have four boys and two girls with a surprise on the way.

    I have actually banned all "games" as well, for the exact same reason you have. Interestingly enough, I've heard of several moms doing the same thing. Sounds like it's going well for you!