We spent an evening at Slippery Rock.
We went to Green Bay for our weekly swim lesson and t-ball class. While there, we also went out to lunch at our favorite coffee shop (a big treat), and did a lot of shopping.
We played at home with some special toys. Sora got a new ukelele, which I gave to her during Walker's nap time. This is typically when I have relied on TV time for Sora the most, so it helped that we only watched him once this week, and that Sora got a new toy (and special food treat) to keep her occupied so that her interruptions were at a minimum.
We spent a day rummaging (garage sailing for you Washingtonians). There is a big annual sale with over 140 places involved in one town! We went last year, and this year Sora got her own money ($3) and we chose what to by together. I spent $3 on this plastic kitchen to keep outside for making mud pies and grass stew (along with a lot of 4T clothes).
We also spent an epic weekend in Green Bay and were very busy with Healthy Kids day, dinner and an evening with friends, and swimming at the Y. There was a Teddy Bear Hunt that we were super excited about, but there was also an epic rainstorm so we opted to make cookies at home instead.
Overall, Sora didn't miss screens too much. She only gets 30 min. per day, so it wasn't much time to fill. I was surprised to find that I didn't miss screens much either. I rarely watch TV, but I do spend too much time online. I had been getting to a point where I felt almost anxious about having to check certain websites and my email multiple times a day incase I missed something. It was nice to realize that there was really nothing to miss and my life was not negatively impacted by not knowing a sale or being involved in some forum discussion. I feel liberated! So, tomorrow, Sora gets to go back to her "normal", but I have some new goals for myself. They are pretty lofty (1-2 hrs of screen time/day, none while Sora is awake), but it was nice this week to spend so much time knitting, learning to play the guitar, and making crafts for our summer vacation. Imagine how much more I can do when I stop caring about what people are saying on Facebook or what characters in "my shows" are up to and start allocating that time instead to other more productive things!