Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Well, yesterday WAS interesting. The most surprising thing was that our 5-year-old wanted to do it again! I'm not willing to give up my technology on a full-time basis, but I believe I will spend less time with it.
Our day went by really quite fast and didn't even do everything we thought we would. We just took our time eating our meals, and spending time together. Our day disappeared fast by bathing, cooking a simple turkey supper, baking cookies, baking pumpkin pies, playing a couple of quick board games, reading kids' books, and making a really small batch of glycerin soap from a kit. I even had an afternoon nap with Shanna, and Lucas fell asleep on the couch (he's not used to exercising more than just his thumbs). Then we ate supper & visited with hubby's aunt & uncle, and put the kids to bed. Lyle fell asleep, putting Lucas to bed, so I made 2 small batches of lip balm that I've been meaning to try (they turned out really nice!). Lyle woke up & we snuggled on the couch and talked for awhile, then it was time to put ourselves to bed.
The day was SO thoroughly enjoyable, that I would like to do this a few times a year. I think it would be wonderful to welcome each new season with a day's break from technology. Lyle even enjoyed it, and teased me that I was on the technology before he was, this morning, but then he slept in, and I didn't turn the computer on until he was just getting out of bed. Lucas was 1st to use technology, today, by playing a V.Smile video game. He's still hooked, so I'm thinking he might need to have more of a break, to shake the addiction. Even Shanna, just 2.5 years old, understood enough to accept, with very little fuss, that there was no TV or computers, yesterday. She just seemed to forget that we weren't going to watch TV.
Next time, I would do it much the same way. It didn't take much planning or preparing. Mostly mental planning and making sure everyone in the house was willing to participate!
I dare you to give up your high-tech activities for one day and tell me how it went.