Monday, April 27, 2009

What's a "Book"?

In an effort to reconnect as a family we have instated this ban.................


This was easier to instate than I thought it would be! There were no tears, no arguments, no pouty faces until I suggested more time for some of these..................
I am the only one in the house who enjoys reading. It is so relaxing. I tell Sami it's just like watching t.v. only the images you make up in your head.
We have also decided to start having family game night. We all love to play board games. A couple of nights ago Sami's best friend slept over and the 4 of us played Uno. It was so much fun. The 2 girls and I ganged up on Shawn and he never won a single hand! Poor Shawn is always so outnumbered! He is a good sport.

We bought a very inexpensive temporary kitchen table until after summer vacation when we can afford a nicer one. Last night was the first night the 3 of us had sat down at our own dinner table since Sami was born. It was nice to have an actual conversation over dinner with my family instead of with the television.




I am looking forward to spending real quality time with my family. And also of kicking Shawn's but at uno again on game night!


4 comments:

Grossarths said...

I have been saving my first "blog comment" for a post like this. This is awesome! Good for you guys. I hope we all can take a moment and reflect upon the things you wrote.

Kevin

Whimsy said...

Good for you guys! You're very brave for the TV ban. We're not quite there yet - though we DO love to play games.

When we first got married, Chip and I would play Uno every Sunday. We had a whole tally of wins and losses going, too. The first one to 50 wins in Uno got to name like 10 movies for the other one to watch.

Brandy said...

I think you guys are so awesome for ditching the tv!! I'm glad to read that you guys are still keeping it up!

Heidi W. said...

thanks guys!