And part of the plan was to turn off the tv for one week (or more, but don't tell my kids) and spend that time reading nothing but the Bible and melting into my family. Of course, a smarter mom would have written a contingency plan that has a snow day clause that allows for one or more movies, but I'm not a smarter mom. So we're on day 2 without tv. And though I lost a considerable number of brain cells this afternoon reading an entire Magic Tree House book to Tess and Peter, it's not been so bad. We spent all afternoon yesterday constructing this city while Dan was away:
We even had our very own Mackinac Bridge. Only you couldn't actually get anywhere from our bridge. We ran out of tracks.
Every village needs a school. For spelling class at least.
We even had our very own Times Square jumbotron. We were waiting for it to list the school closings. When you've turned your tv off for a week, you're perfectly willing to all sit in front of a magnadoodle and watch it.
Lucy was not allowed to be a member of our village until we were sick of it. Then we let her be the giant that smashes the town to bits and sucks on all the pieces. She was a natural.So here's to time away from the screen and extra time on our knees and to being real about it all. The good the bad and the ugly.