Less Screen

The first two days of spring break have been pretty laid back. Laid back usually means more screen time at home. At our house both kids enjoy watching TV/movies and Carson enjoys playing the Wii. We call it all Screen Time. It’s a constant temptation for me to allow plenty of Screen Time. The reason is that “Screen Free” time always equals MORE mess and very frequent calls of “Mom! Come here!” “Mom! Look!” “Mommy! Watch me! Watch me!” “Mom! Come look at this!” So it’s virtually impossible to accomplish anything (thus the temptation to let them sit down and watch a movie!).

So today I decided we’re having significantly less screen time. Of course, I’m breaking that rule by doing this blog post (which I’ve been working on for 30 minutes, b/c of all the “watch me!” interruptions), but I thought you’d enjoy what the kids came up with before 8:30am.


They called me into the Carson’s room and I found the mattress off the bed and “Play That Funky Music, White Boy” on the radio. You can’t make this stuff up! (Somehow Carson found a new station on his clock radio.) By the time I grabbed my camera, it was “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog.”

Having the camera on reminded Carson of a dream he’s had for a while. The other night he started dramatically lip syncing to the song I sing for him at bedtime. It made me laugh so hard, I explained to him what lip syncing was and he’s been begging me to video it. I let him choose the song and you’ll be able to tell I was barely containing my giggling while singing. My favorite part is Sydney’s big finale: