Saturday, May 28, 2011

"'Tho We've Gotta Say Good-Bye For the Summer"

That King Charming and Me...

We're always coming up with crazy ideas and doing weird things. 

I think our friends must wait to see what new crusade we'll be on next. 

So here's our latest: 

We're winding back the clocks to the dark ages. 

We're turning off our TV. 

We're turning off our Internet. 

We're craving a memory-making, nostalgic, and active summer without technology to distract us or steal away our time.  So we're taking a vacation from technology until September. 

We plan on having a family movie night once a week, and we can get on the Internet any time we are willing to ride our bikes to the library to do it.  Other than that it will be an old fashioned summer.  I might even write a few snail mail letters.  : ) 

I'm definitely planning on reading a lot of good books and hopefully writing a rough draft of a novel.  There will be Otter Pops, BBQ's, slip and slide, sprinklers, etc.   

I thought the kids would throw a fit when we announced our plan, but their response was, "You mean you guys can't be on your computers?" (said with shocked faces)  They just couldn't believe they get to have a whole summer of our undivided attention.  (Talk about convicting) 

I'm going to miss you all.  You may have noticed how infrequent my blog posts have already been this spring.  I think making the decision we made for summer has prompted us to be on the Internet a lot less already.

I'll check my email as often as I can at the library and may even be able to sneak in a few blog posts.  Otherwise, I'll see you all in September!

Have a great summer! 



Momma Jensen said...

What an amazing gift you are giving your children. Our families are inundated with "stuff", what they really need is time.

It is my bet that this will be a decision you will never regret making and perhaps make it an annual tradition. : )

Kids grow up so incredibly fast. Don't waste a minute. Enjoy!!

Oldest princess said...

I cant wait for it to come. A summer with out technology . Prince charming and i cant wait a summer with no technology what could be better.Youngest princess does not want to give up disney chanel and selena gomaz.

Sally Jo said...

Can't wait to see how it goes. The biggest temptation will be not using the TV to give yourself a break. I'll bet King Charming will be the first to cave :)! Love, Mom

Craig said...

Becky, see you in September - God bless you and yours - this is a lovely idea!!

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