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It’s our second weekend of no TV and video games, and now I’m thinking I want to make this a permanent thing. After about an hour of begging me to play Minecraft on his computer, my 8-year-old son finally gave up when It told him no. I said I’d reassess at the end of our month-long experiment on rules for playing Minecraft.
I wish I could just get rid of all electronics for good. I just might with TV or maybe limit to one show or movie on Friday and Saturday night as a treat and/or one-hour of video game play over the weekeend.
Because after that one hour of begging, my boys found other things to do. Like set up a new course with their Domino Rally game. They played for about an hour while I made nachos with some of my roast chicken leftovers.
My 6-year-old son even tried to play chess with me later in the day. He was trying to teach me (seriously, I don’t know how to play chess) but then wanted to play outside instead. No problem for me – that just meant I got more nachos (my food weakness).
What activities do your kids play when there’s no TV or video games?
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