It was such a fun day at our house. I’ve been on my computer a lot getting this blog set up and I have been pretty preoccupied. Which means I’ve had a lot of screen time and so have my kids. Today I figured it was time for a completely unplugged day. For all of us. Times like these are so needed in our culture of technology. We get so plugged-in and so busy being entertained, that we forget how to just be, how to play and how to discover. So today we did just that.
Grayson is getting ready to start 4k preschool in the fall (gasp, insert mommy heart break here) so we have started to practice how to write his name. It’s been so much fun watching him learn. I’ve been so impressed with his ability to trace my letters and his attempts to write on his own.
After our art time, I was cleaning up all the supplies and I heard them sitting by the front door. So I quietly went to see what they were up to. Grayson was telling Kinslee they he would help her get her boots on so they could race. They ran up and down the hall probably a hundred times clomping with their big boots and filling the house with their laughter.
Another thing I adore about unplugged days is that their imagination gets a chance to really go wild. Random clothes come off and on, like no shirt and a winter hat. And they crawled around pretending to be lions, rawring as loud as they could at each other. They lined up all my kitchen chairs and pretended it was a train and they sat under my table and said it was a cave. Seeing them play together and watching the things they come up with is so much fun.
They ate lunch with their Daniel Tiger characters and shared their food with each other. Then it was naptime. I got a chance to sit down and go through the images from our day and I just felt so grateful for our morning together. I’ve noticed the less screen time they have, and honestly, the less screen time I have, the more calm and content we all are. Technology is good for what it is, but just like anything, it needs to be taken in moderation.
Unplugged days are busy and full, but they are my favorite. I hope our day has given you some inspiration to unplug as well and enjoy some old fashioned quality time.
Until next time we chat, follow the Light