A few months back we decided to cut some of our costs, and cancel our satelitte dish. At first it was a bit of an adjustment for the kids, but they’ve not looked back. After noticing how easy of a transition it was, we’ve slowly cut almost all of our television viewing out.
Instead of our days being filled with cartoons and complete and utter filth, they are filled with conversations, laughter, imagination filled building projects, enjoying the outdoors, reading and good old fashioned games!
Noah and Kait playing Blokus, which has quickly become a family favorite. We first played it on New Year’s Eve, and we’ve not stopped! I love that this game does take some thinking, yet it is simple enough for my 4½ year old.
Connect 4 is another game we play constantly. It’s a classic, what’s not to love??
Since turning our television off and finding other things to do, we’ve opened up communication and learned to just really enjoy each other’s company. In addition, we aren’t continually exposed to the newest fancy gadgets and contraptions. Meaning, the kids aren’t always begging for the newest toys, and neither are the adults.
We’re content with our surroundings, and that works for me