Y'all are going to think I've lost my mind. We've declared this NO TV SUMMER. Yep, really. The only time the TV will be on is for Family Movie Night - aka one or both parents actually have to sit with the kids while they watch. I'm also fine with them watching TV over at the grandparents.
Why am I doing this? It's actually all because of me. I have the hardest time limiting TV. I know that I can't just say "one show a day". Because it will turn into two shows, then three, then the TV will be on all day. I don't think TV is bad. I know for a fact that both kids have learned from the shows they watch. I just have to learn how to limit it. So, cold turkey for awhile, then we'll see.
We started on Monday and so far, so good.
This is actually kind of a test run to see if homeschooling might be an option for us. I have to know that I won't rely on the TV too much, before I feel confident that I can handle schooling these kiddos.
I don't think I could have attempted this experiment any time before now. The kids are just at good ages to try this.
I have a raging cold, so I almost caved on Day 2 (yesterday). We stuck it out though, lots of reading and an unexpected trip to the dr's office filled up our day. Kira stepped on something on Monday and ended up with cellulitis. She's on antibiotics and doing fine. I don't think her foot even hurt her, she has such a high tolerance for pain.
So, that's were we are. Y'all wish us luck!
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