I have noticed with my kids that when they have free time, the first things they want to do are technology based toys: TV, DSi, Computer, Wii, etc. I was sick of it, because when I asked them to turn it off, it would take them 30 minutes to finally come up with something else to do and before long they would be asking to watch TV again.
So last week I announced No Media Mondays! No computer. No hand held games. No Wii. No TV. It's a beautiful thing. (Although now I'm wondering why I choose to start this just before Matt leaves, but oh well.) Today was our first day. Payton begged for media from the time we left school until the time I told him that if he couldn't handle not asking anymore I would remove all media for tomorrow too. That worked.
When we got home from school, the boys each found a project to start. Payton found some fun activities to do in his bible and Maxwell tagged along and found something similar to do. I cooked dinner in peace with only the radio on. It was a beautiful thing.
I look forward to more No Media Mondays! That is until school lets out in June...