Sunday, July 19, 2009


I took a nap this afternoon so I'd feel refreshed and energized. Instead, I feel more tired than when I laid down. That is not how it's supposed to work. So the nap didn't do it's job and the only thing I have to show for my rest time is a horrible hair do that I can't fix. Ugg.

I'm trying something new today. I decided to have Sunday be a no TV day. Some people already do this. Not me. I love TV. I love a good movie where I can kick my shoes off and relax. Well, it hasn't been as tough as you might think and the kids are recovering from the shock as well.

They actually got puzzles out and did other things for a change. You always hear people praising the benefits of no TV and now, I am a witness to its success. We'll see how long it lasts, but so far, so good.


Amy said...

You are a brave and strong woman. I've attempted this before but the screaming and yelling was less conducive to family togetherness.

Jennie said...

very cool! good for you! not sure i am ready for that... even though its just me and my hubby... oh well... maybe someday!

Josi said...

We have done this for many years--with a few accommodations such as Dad gets to watch his sports and we'll watch a few family things like Funniest Home Videos and Extreme Home make-over. Some weeks it's really hard, but just like you noticed, most of the time it 'forces' us to do things we don't find time for on the other days. And, Tivo helps so I can watch certain shows the next day. I am a total TV addict too :-)

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

I found that it was actually better. I have even cut down tv time during the week. I love it. Yes, the kids moaned and groaned at first but after a bit, they start to use their imaginations and actually play.

Heidi and Gabe got out the puzzles, crayons and coloring books. Seth and Jake have paint sets and models to do. There is plenty of entertainment. They are just lazy. We all are. But we're getting better.