I knew y’all were wondering. My four year old is very persistent and has been asking every day we can watch tv yet. Not yet. We will plan something fun (maybe going to a movie) around Valentines day.
We have listened to several books on Audible (app). Our boy, used a gift card that he got for Christmas (Thank you, Aunt Margie) to buy a chess/checkers/tic-tac-toe game. Dennis has been teaching him to play and he has been teaching his sister. Last night she had a good cry because he killed her piship (bishop) and all her pawns. It wasn’t fair. As a family we have been playing more games (Uno is great for kids) in the evening including playing canasta with the kids (I ended up “helping”/playing for the girl). The kids have been building with Legos…I believe they are building some kind of fleet.
The girl did tell me she doesn’t think it is fair that we get to use our phones and she can’t use the iPad. She has a point. We are learning family accountability.
I ordered a this devotional. (Recommended to us by our pastors)
Growing up, my parents tried to do family devotional/prayer with us but wasn’t always successful. We mostly hated it. I’m sorry, dad. Our parents were not as well equipped as we are now. They didn’t have the same resources we have available today. My parents obviously did an awesome job as we are all Jesus-loving people. It’s great that we can have a family devotion geared toward our kids age level.
One thing we do that our parents both do that our parents did is we listen to preaching messages. My dad always listened to Chuck Swindol in the morning on the radio…I still love his voice, plus he’s funny. I didn’t always understand what he was saying but it was a great habit. We listen to Bethel messages, Gateway messages and Embassy Church. We are laying a foundation.
Overall, the “no tv” thing has been good for us. We might be ready for a device-free vacation.