This is what happens when you your family doesn’t watch TV/Movies/Netflix/iPad games.  Your children watch the washing machine instead.

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And play in the rain.

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And, in an effort to get everyone outside, you all don hiking gear and hit the trail for some quality family bonding.

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And you read books.  Lots and lots of books.

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And enlist their help in chores.  And read more books.  And play Candyland.  And laugh as they raid the laundry baskets and parade around with random articles of clothing on their heads.  To spare my dear daughters future embarrassment, I don’t have a picture of that!

A lot of people assume that we must watch a decent amount of TV, at least, because it rains here a lot.  It has rained 5 days in a row, and it doesn’t look like it’s letting up anytime soon.  We haven’t seen a scrap of blue sky or sunshine in 5 days, which is tough in the beginning of August.  But at least it’s light out, and not too cold.  Honestly, we are so busy in our small world of naps and meals and art and books and laundry and cleaning and hiking and playing and swimming (indoors!) that I don’t know when I would fit TV in.  For our family, no TV is the answer to a lot of potential problems.  Hopefully I still feel the same come January!



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