In a desperate attempt to curtail the Lord’s persistent night terrors I am embarking on a week of no TV, no iPad and no phones. We don’t watch a huge amount of TV but Netflix is most certainly the curse of the modern day family with favourite programmes readily available to binge on demand.
Gone are the days when you’d get home and wait patiently for Fun House to start, or you’d sneak a bit of Saved By The Bell before your mates called for you on the way to school. Instead, I am bombarded with requests for Paw Patrol, Thomas, Peppa, Lego City…the list goes on. I wouldn’t mind if it was just one episode but the abundance of children’s TV channels and automatic streaming on Netflix mean there is no end in sight!
To top it all off, every mama blogger I have the pleasure of following has been talking about the recent study regarding how much time our kids spend outside. A shocking 3/4 of children in the UK spend less time outdoors than an average prisoner. This is a upsettingly scary statistic and has triggered me to be much more mindful of how we spend our time. As city-living condo-dwellers we don’t have the luxury of a garden so it can be a chore to bundle up and get out but as a stay at home mum THIS IS MY JOB! Today, I am stepping up and stepping out!
Stay tuned to see how our week goes!