Wednesday, January 16, 2013


We are attempting to go screen-less one night a week.

No TV.
No Phone.
No Ipad.
No Laptops.

It shouldn't be that hard, but it IS.

First of all, I love TV and I love the internet.
Second of all, so many of my to-do's are ON the internet--finish our 2012 Family Yearbook, menu plan from Pinterest, BLOG.

But all of those digital to-do's seem to take-over because they involve the couch, a blanket, and the ability to multi-task. The reality is that lots of the physical to-do's get ignored.

Hence the screen-less nights.

Well, tonight was a screen-less attempt. As you can tell from the fact that I am blogging it wasn't a total success. BUT here is what I will say:

In one short hour, we cleaned out an entire area of our basement and a two-drawer file cabinet and filled one gigantic garbage bag that Nate hauled out to the curb. It felt awesome. I am on a huge 'chuck-it'  kick. Get rid of everything possible. Nate--more of a pack-rat---but we are working on it.

One hour. That was it. So by 8:30 we green-lit the screens. In the future I suppose we could curl up with books, play a board game, or do something else. But tonight, we celebrated our small step to a more productive, less screen-lit world.


Anonymous said...

You need to add L.A.R.Ping (live action role playing)((I only know of this because of a guy we interviewed for work who was 40, lived in his parents basement, was a part time sub bus driver for Holmen, and was into LARPing...thank God it was a phone interview so we could hit mute...)) but I digress...dress up like Amish with Amish names, that should help set the tone.
Uncle Todd

Becca said...

This is a very commendable goal.
I'm trying "no phone" from Friday night to Saturday night.
It's not easy!

Stephanie Gerster said...

I've found lots of fun ideas on this blog...
Most of them are messy but they are definitely screen-less!

Anonymous said...

I don't think cleaning stuff out of your house and bringing it back to your childhood bedroom should count!.......just sayin, Love, Mom