Sunday, April 19, 2009

Turnoff Week Blog Challenge

It is time again for the Turnoff Week Blog Challenge. This will be our second year participating. I can't believe it is time again already, I feel like I just did this. I think this is a great chance to evaluate how we are doing and set some goals and priorities for our family.

Our current status:
  • My kids are allowed to watch 1 video (30 mins-1 hour) each day. Most days they do not even ask for one.
  • I don’t watch any television at all.
  • Both my kids love playing games and typing on the computer and I have been waffling on the time limits and they have been spending a lot of time doing that.
  • I spend way too much time checking email and reading blogs.

I am happy with the limited amount of time my kids watch TV, I am not going to do a TV-free week. I will outline our goals below.

Our goals for the week:
  • Limit my kids to 30 minutes each on the computer per day using a free timer program I found online.
  • Limit my computer usage by only using it during set periods of time during the day. I think those times will be 7-7:30am, 1-1:30pm, and 7:00-7:30pm. I keep my task list on my computer so I will have to print that in the mornings so I won't go to check it and get "trapped" by the lure of my email.
  • Participate in one craft or activity each day with my kids (using that time I would have been reading random blogs!)
So I guess the summary is that we are not actually turning everything off, but using this week to try out some new limits and maybe break some bad habits. We’ll see how it goes!

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Sounds like a great plan. Good luck.