I am happy to report that our self-imposed ban on television, video games, computer, and other hand held data sources was successful. Not ONCE in the entire day did the girls ask, beg, whine, or plead for mercy. They played so well together that I began to question if I was dreaming. The mood in the house throughout the day was one of relaxation. We played games, frolicked outside, danced, sang, and laughed. Reading that sentence again it almost sounds like we were a scene out of the Sound of Music. It was awesome.
They were already plotting which movie they were going to watch first thing this morning during dinner last night, and I'll admit that I considered a quick peek at Facebook while they were happily occupied in their rooms around mid-afternoon. I finally caved to the silence at 9 pm and logged a total of 45 minutes online and an hour of TV watching before The General returned home from work. I was properly chastised for both.