Going Against the Grain

Intentionally starving my children from technology. If I had a daughter, I'd make her wear actual clothing from the pioneer days of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Luckily for my children, they are both boys.

Book Obsessions From a Toddler

So, as previously mentioned, we have completely wiped out TV and battery operated toys.  That makes the day of a stay at home mom a little daunting.  I basically take it minute by minute until nap-time, and then second by second until bedtime. It’s funny, since I took the TV down (literally, took it off the wall in a dramatic fashion), it’s out of sight out of mind in the eyes of a 2 year old.  It’s AMAZING. He doesn’t even ask for it anymore.  The first words out of his mouth when he wakes up aren’t describing the TV show or YouTube video he wants to watch.  It’s almost like he doesn’t even remember it was there….and it’s only been 4 days.  I could get used to this.

So our mornings consist now of a lot of reading and a lot of outside time (I’m not sure how i’m going to survive winter, but like I mentioned above, minute by minute).  Here’s some books my tractor loving toddler is in love with right now.

The Digger and the Flower is the most adorable and simplistic book I’ve read in awhile. There’s a lot of small details you can miss if you don’t pay attention and my son loves to find them.

He is enamored by the idea of a monster and what they are, so in Where The Wild Things Are, he will point to each monster (Wild Thing, whatever) and say, “What’s that?”.

Every. Time. Every. Monster. Every. Page.

We read every book at least twice.

Anyways, last night he excluded one “What’s that” for a particular monster and instead quipped, “That’s Mommy.” quite matter of factly.

Thanks bud. Sure know how to make a woman feel great. Is it because I look like a monster…..I’m leaning more towards the acting like a monster maybe….probably.  Or maybe he just thought that this particular monster was quite captivating. I like that option the most.

                                           the lady monster in question is on the far right

I think I’ll be making another post soon about what our day looks like and how we fill up our time without the TV. At this point, I feel like I’m talking to a wall by writing these posts, but I think I like it that way.


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