turning off the tv
This may seem like a crazy question, but what activities do you do when you stay home with your kids and don’t allow them to watch shows? Now that I still have one napper, I usually allow my older son to watch shows while the other is sleeping (and I then get time to clean the kitchen, clean up from the morning, and oh! blog). This has always worked for me, but recenty I find that after he watches a show, he still wants more shows and more technology, etc until I get so annoyed that I contemplate no more tv ever! (and sometimes I say that and then back out of it, which is really terrible parenting) I am not sure that I can/want to completely unplug but I am hoping you can share some ideas with me of what things you do REGULARLY that your kids (and you) enjoy. I have this naive vision of my boys happily playing with all their toys and never wanting the television on again, but… we’ll take it one step at a time.