Do you know what? My world did not fall apart. My children did not go feral. I did not feel like I needed to resort to it in order to do things. Instead we had a really, truly, focused day today. Focused on doing fun things, together.
Now, lest this sound like I have the television on 24/7, this could not be further from the truth. Normally the kids get to watch some TV in the morning and then once again in the late afternoon. But I have found it to be an attention stripper and a brain-sucker. I would really like to keep us a TV Free zone, but the adult male in the household may find that a bit hard to deal with. We will see how it goes when he returns from his trip away.
In the meantime, I am going to try it again tomorrow. Just to see. You know. In case today was a fluke. Keep your fingers crossed for fine weather and well rested children, and we may survive another TV Free day together.
Are you TV Free, or do you have watching rules?