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redefining thursdays

Thursday’s are no digital days in our house this summer. Tvs are off. Devices are tucked away. Fort Nite and Minecraft and YouTube can wait. 
We sleep in. Eat brunch. Work in the yard. Go to the pool. Play board games and card games, ping pong and 4 square. Eden and Matthan create their own recipes. The older boys get lost in books. 
It’s like a reset for our souls- even for just one day. 
There’s less stress. More laughter. More cooperative and pleasant responses from our kids.
Yes, it took some getting used to, but the constant barrage of information overloads our hearts, scrolling and playing makes us short with one another and keeps us looking down at a screen, not into one another’s eyes. 
I know it isn’t feasible to leave it all behind forever (although I’m willing to give it a go sometimes), but removing it for a day, well it builds relationships, creates memories, gives me a chance to talk and learn more about my children. 
The atmosphere in our home feels different. I feel different. 
I’m loving Thursdays. They may actually become my new favorite day. 
Any other brave families trying a digital detox this summer? If so, I’d love to know how it’s going!

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