This week was “Screen Free” week, a week where families are encouraged to turn off screens and turn on life. We spent less time watching TV & more time watching things like this …
I like to think I don’t let my children watch too much TV anyway, but we watch significantly more when my husband is home. Having the television ON is just commonplace to him. When he’s away, we watch less … but truth be told, this week we found so many more moments to squeeze in all the things I “want” to do with the kids but never seem to be able to find the time to do.
We went on Adventure Walks, sang songs and really used our imaginations exploring the Great Outdoors.
We visited the butterfly habitat at our local zoo, not once … but twice in preparation for our very own caterpillars that arrived on Friday. It won’t be long until we have a few butterflies of our own!
We made new friends.
We ate outside, tended to our little garden, played in the hose & spent time just enjoying each other’s company.
We indulged. Went on a date night, just the four of us. Brewed our own citrus green tea and baked muffins and smores and zucchini/portobello spaghetti.
We had an amazing week. Just what we needed to ease in to life without Daddy for awhile. We had so much fun, I think we’ll do it again next week!
Note: We also watched 2 episodes of Zooboomafu while we stuffed our faces with freshly popped popcorn on Friday night and passed out on the couch bed together. Everything in moderation.
Did your family celebrate Screen Free Week this year?
What are your favorite ways to spend time together?
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