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We spent this past weekend at Sean’s uncle’s cottage in the Ottawa area. It was the first time we took the kids for an “away” trip. Cuyler does VERY poorly sleeping anywhere except his own bed, but we thought that we would give it a go. We’d be with family and knew they would be very understanding if Cuyler had a difficult time managing.
The forecast was good so I thought it would be a good time to challenge myself – and my kids – to a screen free weekend.
I don’t have too many rules regarding screen time. My kids watch tv, play on the ipad and laptop, play xbox and wii. They also spend a lot of time outside. I think we have a good balance so I really don’t mind screen time.
I thought it would be interesting to see if we could go “screen free” for 2 days. And we did!
or a tube to tube in (that’s Cuyler – first time!!!)
I didn’t check twitter or facebook once (well..except to post a pic when we arrived of the gorgeous view we had for the weekend)
As Sean and I were packing up and prepping for the 4+ hour drive home we ensured that the ipad was fully charged, that we had the outlet cord for the portable dvd player and had all the dvd’s we needed for the built-in dvd player. Screen time would be in full effect on the way home. I did have a bag of books and activity books that they read or completed on the ride there and throughout the weekend.
On the way home – it was all electronics.
What are your thoughts on screen time?
Do you limit it or are your rules loose around it?