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So…Yes, I know this is a day late…but in keeping with my staying off the computer goal, I didn’t even turn this thing on yesterday. I started to, don’t get me wrong, but KG caught me and reminded me that not only was it TV turn off week, but it was also COMPUTER turn off week. It’s sad when your fiver year old can rightly lay the guilt on you:) The only reason I’m on line right now is because I am allowing the two of them to watch the END of Sesame Street. I know, I know, I’m not supposed to allowing ANY television…but it was either that or not get to write again. I’m sure some of you are wondering why I couldn’t just do this once they get in bed, but my husband is gone from around early in the morning until after the girls are in bed, so I try to spend what little time I can with him at night. and To be honest, I’m exhausted by the time bedtime rolls around.

KG has just stopped her afternoon nap as she quit sleeping during them sometime ago. After yesterday, I am totally regretting doing it last week. She was a wreck by the time 9 o’clock rolled around, but so was I. I’m not sure it had anything to do with the TV being turned off since we didn’t watch much anyway. It was a beautiful day yesterday, but since there were so many people out mowing we didn’t venture out. Both girls have terrible allergies and it would have wreaked havoc on their little allergies. It was very hard to keep them inside yesterday, but we worked on KG’s math and writing skills. We also spent some time on her anatomy puzzles. I think today we’re going to try and tackle the Nervous System during Kat’s first nap.

I had planned on getting the house cleaned from top to bottom this week while not using the computer, but it has just NOT been working out that way. I have been organizing where I can, but I find I am spending more time with the girls playing. It struck me this weekend that KG would be starting school for real this year…then it struck me that she was no longer a baby…and then I cried. I decided it was more important to spend this time with KG and Kat giving them the attention they need and crave, than it was for my house to be super clean for about a day. I would still like to get the closets cleaned out, but if I don’t get to it this week..I can always do it in about 10 years=)

No pictures today…I’m just getting rushed off now:)

If you’re looking for more people’s adventures in TV Turn off week be sure to check out MomUnplugged’s blog.

TV turn Off Challenge

TV turnoff week is April 21-27 this year, so that means it’s time for the second annual Unplug Your Kids TV-Turnoff Week Blog Challenge! Since this is my first year, I don’t have any way to look back and analyze what worked for us last year and what didn’t…so I’m kind of flying by the seat of my pants, though Mom Unplugged has some great suggestions on her blog! This week is all about reducing the amount of “screen time” you family gets. For me this isn’t just television…it’s my computer time. My girls and I don’t watch much television really…at least not compared to what we used to. Now they just watch Seaseme Street in the mornings with the occasional afternoon “Arthur” and “Veggie Tales” on Friday. I would really like to put down here some of my goals for this week…though I hope most carry over for the rest of the year.

1: To keep the Television off everyday for the entire day.

2: I want us to spend at least the majority of the time that would have been spent watching television doing something as a family. Reading more books, doing crafts, practicing our writing, and board games are just a couple of ideas for us.

3: To cut my computer time down to 1 hour a day rather than the 4-5 regularly spent on here.

4: Keep all electronic toys turned off and find ways to amuse ourselves without them.

5: To take this week as an opportunity to work on connecting with the girls and Hubby.

6: For Hubby and I to spend the evenings reading the Bible together (again) and finishing Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover Workbook.

I am really looking forward to joining in on this challenge because I have been slowly decreasing our “screen time” and increasing our “face time”…now this is the perfect chance to cut it out all together. I am hoping that the challenge will keep me accountable, thus motivating me to not give up…even when I run out of ideas!

Tun over to Unplug Your Kids and sign up your family/blog for the 2nd Annual TV Turnoff Week Blog Challenge!!

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