No, I really don't like screen free weeks. I just create balance and we still do all those things on the list. I follow my children's interests. TV and computer can be a great way for children to pursue things that interest them. I also don't agree with the 2 hour rule. It is not how much kids are watching but what they are watching that makes the difference. I talk to them about having variety in their lives. TV and computer are not bad. They are simply one tool. It would make my life impossible. I also couldn't do it unless I was able to model the behavior. I would never ask them to do something that I couldn't do.
Weare on day three and it's been really nice. I get on in the morning before they wake up to check email and social sites, and before bed (though last night I was wore out!), but they haven't even noticed because we don't watch tv or get on the computer much. Julia plays animal crossing some Saturdays when my mom gets on from her house, and we have pizza movie night on Fridays, but other than that we rarely turn anything on. The biggest challenge is myself, because I have to be on for my business and for the moderating I do for cafemom. But putting it to the morning and evening has been great. I'm going to have to start checking email mid day though, I missed an important email yesterday.
We may continue this long after this week. We have been to two parks, seen two houses (we are looking for a new home) gone to the grocery, and a lot of playing outside and picnics. The warm weather makes it a lot easier!!