Monday, May 5, 2008

Breaking radio silence...

...although really it was television we turned off, and computers for leisure use. This was our 5th year giving up electronic entertainment for a week and while we did slip a little (sigh -- the new Mario Kart release timing meant that I caved to pressure and we all spent 30 minutes trying it out and then wished afterwards we'd held tougher) we still found it worthwhile to take a week (mostly) off. I gave Dean and Ken the option this year of doing it or not; I don't like always feeling like the heavy on stuff like this but they surprised me by being enthusiastic and adamant that we do this every year.

We played a new card game, enjoyed quiet reading time (that's when we're all together in the same room but reading different things), got outside more, and listened to music. The exercise makes us more mindful of our choices (and after a year passes we need the reminder) and does make us feel as though we've done something good. Highly recommended.

2 comments:

Natalie said...

I like hearing about the benefits you all enjoyed. Maybe that's why I like to go on road trips... we re-tune to what's around us and each other, in the real world.

Quilt Pixie said...

a wonderful opportunity to draw closer together....