What We Did Today: Board (not Bored) Games

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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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Hi, I’m Tracey. Welcome to Don’t Mess with Mama. Join me to stand up against junk food, processed food, and anything artificial. I’ll show you how to cook wholesome, gluten free (and grain free) meals with real food ingredients to nourish your family. Plus, learn how to get the toxins and chemicals out of your home for good with my favorite DIY and homemade recipes for beauty, personal care and cleaning products.