Tuesday, February 19, 2008

a lil sisterly love! and alot less tv!



Aaron and i decided that our kids had over-all being watching way too much tv. so for a week we decided that the tv would break. I thought ashlyn would throw a fit...at times during the week i wanted to throw a fit but the results were amazing. My kids were sooooo much nicer to each other and found ways to play together...instead of just sitting there fighting over the prime couch spot to watch tv. And Aaron and I found we had so much more time to do the things that were truely important.Like spending time talking...working out together(kind of) and wrestling with the kids. Instead of us all just planting it on the couch. So needless to say we are seriously limiting the amount the tv around the bean household.

7 comments:

Heitmann Family said...

Good for you. Something we need to do around here. With me not feeling good for the last little while the tv has been a life saver but now, we need detox!!

The Nielsen Family said...

Wow, that is so awesome and brave of you. What great results.

eRiCa said...

so smart! We've been trying to limit the amount of tv we watch at our house....someday we'll go a week without it...someday....:)

M & S Eagar said...

Hats off to you! I swear I need to come up with some sort of a TV system around here. And...I probably shouldn't use it as bribery either. But, I got tired of using "treats" for bribes. Gee..maybe I should use something truly educational to bribe with like an extra bedtime story or something. Anyway, during the cold winter months when we can't go to the park or play outside, we turn to TV way too much!!! So, good for you. We can all learn a lesson from you.

The Deeds said...

You are a brave women. Most people love to use the TV as a babysitter. The girls look very cute reading together. It is crazy much Alysse is changing.

Grandma Bean said...

You guys are great parents! I think that sometimes the TV attitudes rub off on us and we don't think kids can be best friends and enjoy each other. It's surprising what can happen if we remove some of the distractions. Good luck!

Grandma Bean said...

You guys are great parents! I think that sometimes the TV attitudes rub off on us and we don't think kids can be best friends and enjoy each other. It's surprising what can happen if we remove some of the distractions. Good luck!