Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Learning Experience

We haven't had the Internet or TV at our house since Saturday night. At first it was a major bummer. Especially because I couldn't watch the finale of The Amazing Race! Many times throughout the day I would open my computer to look something up only to remember I couldn't.

But I believe it has been good for us and that God had a purpose for it. Maybe it was to show me how much time I spend online or how much TV our kids watch.

Instead we have been doing more together. Of course that has limited options with all the rain we were getting. We've had a lot of fun playing this-

And we went to the library to stock up on some movies to watch.

And I've been getting some reading done so I definitely think I will be done with our book club book in time.

Another bonus is that I've been super productive. No more piles of laundry waiting to be done.

The boys have had fun with paper airplanes, building Legos and jumping on the trampoline in the rain. They've played the wii too, but not as much.

The hardships turned out to be blessings in disguise. It's funny how it sometimes works out that way. Don't get me wrong, I'm not ready to get rid of all technology and live off the grid or anything. But it is a good reminder to turn off the screens once in awhile and be present for our kids. Maybe I will start a family game night one day of the week. Now- while they still like to spend time with us and want our attention.

I am calling our realtor today. Things have kind of been at a stand still and haven't heard any news. I will update soon.

Thanks for looking!

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