Friday, April 29, 2016
. In addition to that I'm afraid I have enough versions of candy crush on my phone I never have to wait to play.
I have often, and fondly, contemplated just taking all the technology in my house and chucking it straight out of the window, but then I rationalize to myself "but Rachel, you do need your phone. But Rachel, it is fun to watch movies. But Rachel, there are so many non entertainment things you do on the computer." and so I just fume and grumble to myself for a while.
So I came up with the idea of No TV Tuesday. This Tuesday our family is going to leave all our gadgets off minus phones for phone calls and texts only. I ran the idea by my sweetheart last night and he liked it so this morning we gave our kids an initial warning. I picked Tuesdays because it's my husband's day off, and I hope we can all catch up on the housework together, but this morning when I called it "No TV Tuesday" he got all excited. I guess presentation (and alliteration) make a difference.
Anyway I'm putting the word out there for anyone who would like to join us on our first ever "No TV Tuesday". From sun up to sun down no electronic devices except for basic needs. Lets get out there and look our families and the people we love in the eye instead of staring at our phones. Lets get our kids running and playing outside in the sunshine, breathing the fresh air and being creative. Lets open ourselves up to living our own lives instead of watching others live theirs on Facebook.