Friday, January 2, 2009

TV Free Fridays

A new tradition has started in the McDowell household, TV-Free Fridays! I already limit the kid's TV time to Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in the morning and occasionally another 1/2 show in the afternoon, but find it easier in the evenings to tell the kids to go play while I sit and watch too much TV. So I asked Seth if we could go a day every week without TV and he chose Fridays. This way, at least on Fridays, we will hopefully spend more quality family time together and at the very least I will be more productive all around. So far we have survived just fine today without any TV and I hope the TV-Free Fridays continue for a long time!

4 comments:

Melinda said...

What a great idea! We should probably implement this in our household as well...I don't think Josh could survive without ESPN though : )

The McDowells said...

Ha, Seth has already reminded me a few times that he is missing 2 football games tonight, but thankfully he is still willing to participate.

Leslie and Michael said...

haha that is a good idea. When the kids get old enough you can have Family Fun Fridays, and make them play family games with you. hehe By the way, I did get your CHristmas card in the mail this week--thank you! Your kids are all beautiful!! Maybe we can see you this summer! Happy NEw Year!!

Ted and Anne said...

Ted wants to know if that includes Rock Band/Guitar Hero (He can't remember which one you all have, ha!) I think this is a great idea Katie. Also, we are SOOOOO sorry that we didn't make it down to Frisco :(