Wednesday, May 30, 2012
It has been 4 days! Out of those 4 we have, played 5 board/card games, went on 3 walks, read a little bit each day, had every meal WITHOUT the TV on (it's a big deal for our family), talked, asked questions and connected. I can't speak for the whole experience, since it is not over yet, but I feel the purpose becoming more clear. We should abstain from technology or anything that keeps us from truly connecting as a family, on a regular basis. I think I might present the challenge to my family, to do once a quarter and then eventually once a month... EEK!
The benefits have already been tremendous. I do still feel the need to look for the remote when I sit on the couch after putting the kids down and also when I wake up to get the kids ready for the day. But I am aware and hopefully will refrain from reaching for that clicker every time I'm ready to relax or entertain my children!
Has your family ever given up anything together? If so what was it and what was the result from doing so?
Monday, May 28, 2012
My favorite idea is Holden's "lay in the grass and watch the clouds"! So precious...
He talked about a week, a few weeks...a MONTH! Whoa, hold on there...let's just start with a week! I started making a "mind" list, we can do some pinterest crafts, we can go for walks, we can swim, go to the beach, cook together, read...the list was getting so long!
On Sunday, I was home alone while the kids were hanging out with their Dad. I was continuing my Dawson's Creek marathon on Netflix, when my family walked in the door shouting "ooh, NO T.V., Mom!" What?!? Now mind you, I was not cheating, because I was unaware of our start date. So imagine your husband turning off the T.V., just about the moment when Joey was going to kiss Dawson for the first time!!! I was floored and totally agitated!
I really loved the idea of no T.V., but I HATE when someone tells me what to do! There is something in me that just boils and turns rebellious at the thought of being told what to do. So I did the obvious and reasonable thing....I ignored him for the night!
Sunday, May 27, 2012
It looks like it will be an epic fail!!!
Here are some pictures from my process:
Well after letting my ugly caramels (that smelled like smoke) cool for 2 hours...it was gooey to the touch and tasted just as bad as it smelled.
The moral of the story is; don't take pictures while cooking sugar, be sure to have a candy thermometer and not one that registers only to 225 degrees and failures lead to successes...Right?
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
I guess it is children's book week! I think I need to go to the library each day this week...is that too ambitious?
Let's try getting books we would never think to get for our kids and see if we find some new favorites!
First what was your favorite book as a kid?
Friday, May 4, 2012
Unfortunately, I have nothing to show for it....except my Google Search!
Camping Cooking Supplies (we are borrowing one from my dad)