Whoa Nelly, this is a hard one! Kristen does make a point of saying that if we couldn’t do this particular challenge on this particular day, that it was OK. We still should plan a day where we will eliminate all tech gadgets from being on for at least 5 to 8pm. We couldn’t do this on Saturday because Hubby went out with friends and didn’t get in until late. Today is mother’s day, so we won’t be home this evening. I’m thinking of scheduling this time for next Friday, when we won’t have to worry about vegging out in front of TV, phones, etc. in order to unload the day. Plus, we can spend that time talking about all the things that happened during the week and maybe do something fun with the kids without the use of leapster or baby Einstein.
This challenge isn’t really a challenge for us. We tend to do these things quite a bit. One tip I learned at church when we were first married is the importance of touch. Not in a, ahem, really personal way, but in a way to show your better half that you are sincere. When asking for help with something or telling Hubby about a great thing that happened during the day or that he did, I always proceed to give him a touch on the arm, shoulder, hand, etc. It personalizes the comment and the brain actually connects the phrase or question said with the great feeling a touch gives the body. Also, Hubby is a big burly guy, and well, I’m not, so he tends to pick me up like the kids every once in a while, just to keep me on my toes. I do agree with Kristen; this is great for the kids to see. Sonny gets a kick out of it every time and now Duchess does too. It makes them happy to see Mommy and Daddy “play” the way we each interact with them.