I thought it would be fun to outline what we call "unplugged day" in our household. Every so often, we try to have a full day where we do not watch any television or play video games. It amazes me how productive I can be on these days!
This morning, I had a conversation with Mark as he was heading out the door that went something like this:
Mark: Val, I've got to get going... Have a good day, and I'll call before I leave work.
Me: Did you have breakfast already?
Mark: No, I'll just grab something...
Me: Like what?
Mark: I don't know... a banana?
Me: (Getting out of bed to make him something.) That's not breakfast! What about lunch? Did you pack lunch?
Mark: ......No. Where are you going??
Me: To pack you some real food. Fast!
I whipped up a tasty breakfast burrito for him with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and diced sausage on a whole grain tortilla. Then, I made a very quick pulled BBQ chicken sandwich on a steak roll, packed in a banana and apple. I finished up with a steaming hot cup of tea (poured into a thermos), and filled a re-useable bottle with water. All in less than 10 minutes!!! *phew*
After he left for work, I put a load of laundry in the wash and started to make myself some breakfast. The girls sleep in almost every morning, and today they did not stir until 10:30am. ThriftyCraftMama posted about this super easy sewing project for felt heart-shaped cookies a few days ago. I started working on them, and had them all done by the time Emily finished her French toast this morning.
When Clara woke up, I changed her cloth diaper and fed her some breakfast. She was motoring around the kitchen in the walker for awhile, but then started to get tired. She is enjoying her mid-morning nap now. I put the load of clothes in the dryer, and another load in the washer. And now it is time to do some pre-school with Emily....
Does your family set aside days to "unplug"? I would love to hear about it! Leave a comment and share your ideas with us!