Other than that we have done really well. The kids have adjusted much better than I thought they would. We have spent a LOT of time in the pool (the blow up one), in tents (the ones made of sheets and kitchen chairs), playing, coloring and reading! It has been wonderful. They are not super independent kids in that they like to be w/ me. Which is good, but it can slow things down a bit. I am a big advocate for teaching your kids as you go, and boy am I livin' it now! :) I will say, however, that they do seem to be doing more things on their own to entertain themselves. Here are a couple of pictures I have taken this week to document our free time.
I came into the living room the other day and found Suzannah doing this?! Crazy kid! ;)
(Oh, notice our new door? We are loving it!!!!!)
And Jack, well, bless his heart....he has taken to reading Martha Stewart! Actually, the no TV thing has effected him the least. He just loves to read anything and I had left the magazine on the couch so I guess he started flipping through it. I thought it was funny though.
So, as you can see, we are surviving. Billy and I are enjoying our evenings much more w/o the television. There is actually time to sit and visit or read ourselves! OH, and I wanted to let everyone know, this "no TV" thing wasn't my idea! It was my compromise! Billy was wanting to get rid of the TV all together?!?!?! He obviously didn't have to stay at home all day w/ 3 kids! :) I guess I'm trying to see if I could do w/o the TV....maybe if we don't watch it as much we won't have to get rid of it.
K, and one last thing. Instead of doing a separate "Kids say the Darnedest" posts, I'll just document what Molly Beth said the other day here.
"But, Mommy, I'm full of cleaning my room!"
Interesting logic, huh? :) Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!