About a month ago, I decided that the boys watch way too much tv. I used some of my birthday money and bought a small bluetooth speaker system for my ipod. It arrived and my goal was for them to watch one movie or the equivalent of that of kids shows a day. I will not lie, I will say I prefer a movie, it is less of a fight to turn the tv off when the movies over. The boys have actually gotten into the habit of when the credits start turning the tv off. With shows there is always another show. We get up and I drink my coffee with the morning news, as soon as that is over we turn on the music and go about the morning cleaning. I will not lie some days we have watched two movies here and there (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) this is rare though.
I know that with it being summer, I need to be flexible. Though I feel like I could easily fall into the habit of the tv being the babysitter. I don’t want this, I want my boys to play and be kids. I have made a busy box full of craft and coloring things. They have plenty of toys, inside and out. I am making them help me clean, Ollie loves this. What are pther things to keep us busy and Tv not a priority?