When we bought our lake condo, we decided not to install TVs there. Until Julianna was 4 we didn’t have one at home, and there are ways in which we miss the absence of one (though we are thankful for the distractive quality of it, and for Blippi of course 😉), so it followed to forsake the TV in our getaway place.
The first few stayovers, the kids would get bored and ask for a show, and we would shrug and suggest an activity, to their many protestations. This Christmas week was the first time they didn’t ask. (Oh, what a triumph!)
To clarify: it wasn’t because they were fully entertained. They got bored, and they got antsy, and they fought, as they do so often right before I suggest they settle down and watch a show (at home), but we got past those moments by suggesting they read or draw or go outside for a bit, and they didn’t protest so much this time. They more readily embraced the opportunities.
These pictured moments, and many others, were the trade off, and the pay off, all at once, and are now precious memories we can reference for future unplugged getaways. I’m glad we stuck with it! 🙌🏻❤️