One request. There's only been one request in 48 hours.
This from the three kids who start every day with GoodMorningMomCanIwatchashow? The kids who happily could spend 3 hours in front of the tv. The kids who pick fights with each other all day long, but manage to compromise over what tv show and when because they know it'll get switched off in a hot minute if they fight about it.
Things generally get out of control around Christmas - extra vacation time, movie classics on TV, slow mornings, lazy (or burned out) parents. By February, after all the snow? We are at all time highs for viewing hours.
And I've had enough.
April is Turn Off The TV Month, I told 'em. Didn't even try to sell it as a science experiment this time. Just told 'em - the good weather's coming, and I'm sick of hearing about tv. Don't ask.
It's been 48 hours. They aren't crawling up the walls, they aren't locking themselves to my kitchen island in protest, they aren't even fighting with each other more.
We did it last year, in the middle of Snowmageddon - 28 days of no tv, no computer games, no sneaky time on Mommy's iPhone. Spending April the same way? Total cake walk.
This is posted for Stream of Consciousness Sunday on all.things.fadra Just the trick to knock out the Sunday Night [With No TV] Blues.