Tuesday, July 21, 2009

TV Timeout Fun!

Last week I decided we needed a little "TV timeout". Sometimes I wish we didn't have a TV at all. Just such a time-sucker at times! Especially during the Summer. Lately it's just been too stinkin' hot to do much outside at all. Even swimming in the afternoon feels more like someone put us in the oven to cook than a cool and relaxing time. Ick.

So, since we had watched just a smidge bit too much TV the previous week and it started becoming a battle to turn off more than a treat for my child, I decided the following Monday was our first official TV Timeout day.

AND, it was awesome!!!

We planned a little ahead and went to the craft store together to pick out some fun projects to do. For this particular day, the boy chose these:

We brought them home and almost immediately opened the packages and dumped out the sticks. I forgot how much fun and simple these things could be! We sat there at the table for over an hour just building and playing. Using our imaginations.

It was so much fun.

Then we read a bunch of books and the time seemed to fly by until dinner time. Mmm, love days like that.

It apparently was such a hit, he requested we do it again the next day! So, we did.


  1. AWESOME! We also get sucked into the TV at times! Congrats on getting him off of it :)

  2. Looks like a fun project! I haven't watched TV on a regular basis for about six years, and it's awesome. I don't even miss it! I do indulge when I'm at the gym - otherwise time moves toooo slowly.