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Screen-Free idea: Plant Some Seeds!

Screen Free Week comes at such a perfect time doesn’t it? it’s finally nice out and I have a ton of stuff to do outside…it might be work, a lot of yard work, but it’s still outside! Finally! Today is the only day this week where the forecast is rain, so we took advantage and planted all our seeds for the vegetable garden. 


C is a very serious gardener…not really, he just wasn’t interested. I don’t know why I insisted he help me out when he is, clearly, bored, but I did, and I paid for it.


It’s a little hard to see in this picture, it happened just as I was snapping it. But if you look closely, you can see how he decided that one pot needed the entire container of water…the whole thing overflowed and washed away a lot of the soil and most likely the seeds. I’ll give it a week or so and if I don’t see something sprouting, I’ll have to drop in a few more seeds. Oh well, I think he is a little curious about the whole process though, because he did come back a few hours later to inspect and see if anything had started growing.


So our screen free week started with a mess, but it did keep him from the screen. For the rest of the week I have a few hikes planned, a play date at the park and more yard work. But being outside during the day is normal for us, the hardest time for me to keep him from watching tv is first thing in the mornings, he loves to eat his toast and watch his shows, and I’m busy running around getting showered & dressed & breakfast made so I just let him, it keeps him quiet while I do all that. Do you have a time of day where you actually need your kids to stay in one spot quietly entertained while you get stuff done? Is it in front of the tv like us? If not, please let me know what you do, I’d love to get rid of that morning/breakfast/tv routine and still keep him independently entertained.

Happy Screen Free Week! Hope you’re all enjoying the great outdoors!


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