Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Unplugged: Day 5

Well, we've reached day 5, and I have to say, I've never had such a quiet house! Well, I mean, not this quiet with the kids home :) Everything is so PEACEFUL. There has been almost no fighting - and with 3 kids, that's a true miracle - and they are playing together willingly! The boys have discovered their long-lost remote controlled helicopters and have been playing with them daily. Morgann has rediscovered playing dress up and is constantly showing up in a new outfit. And they've even made time for playing with friends, being sure to notify them up-front that they cannot turn on any games or TV.

They haven't whined at me about not being able to watch TV or movies, and they haven't begged me to return their electronic devices. Honestly, I'm in shock over it all. I assumed this week would be no less than a battle of the wills, with a constant barrage of begging & deal making. But its actually been the exact opposite.

In a nut-shell, its been a wonderful, learning experience!! And I can see that moving forward, we will be making some changes to our "regular" lives.

P.S. And can I just say that while I've found not logging into FB a bit of a pain when I'm bored or waiting around on someone or something, I've survived just as well as the kids have. And I'm giving serious props to Michael who was the least in-favor of this change - I haven't seen him flip on his gaming computer once since Saturday! Honey, I'm proud of you and appreciate your "taking one for the team" for this week.


cori said...

I'm so happy for you Jenn! What a gift you've given your children. Miss you!