Today was the first day of our new "no TV" policy. When I asked Ethan to rate how hard it was to go with out TV on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being very easy and 10 being very hard) he immediately said "Ten!"
I asked him if he'd not had fun playing Frisbee with his friends at the park, which is what he did after school instead of watching TV. He thought for a moment, then revised his original remark and rated the difficulty at about a 6. He said it was hardest in the morning before school because he just had to sit and wait for the bus to come.
Jonah and Isaac played several board games together today and I only had to intervene minimally. Jonah went on a long walk with his dad and came back with 6 cups of blackberries. Ethan worked on building a roller coaster out of K'nex building parts. Robert even read a whole book!
I didn't really end up with any extra free time, but I predict there will be less crushed pretzels and popcorn kernels on the floor right in front of the TV. That means I won't have to vacuum as often, so I have that going for me, which is nice.