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Could You/Would You "Unplug" On Weekends
by Anonymous
February 6, 2013 at 3:57 AM

Seven years ago my DH and I decided that weekends would be "unplugged".  No TV, no computer time, no video games, no cell phones.  So far we have maintained that along with being "unplugged" for all our family vacations.

We do make acceptions for homework and we carry cell phones when we travel.  We also don't have a problem with the kids "plugging in" when they go to other peoples houses for sleepovers.  But when kids come to our house on the weekends, no electronics.

It's worked really well for our family but I am curious if other people do it or would try it?

Replies

  • Sassy762
    February 6, 2013 at 3:57 AM

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    February 6, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    Nope don't want to try it.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    February 6, 2013 at 3:59 AM

    DH and I are involuntarily disconnected. Our cell phones both broke. I actually feel liberated. I'm in school so weekends I used the computer to study.

  • StoneColdKiller
    February 6, 2013 at 3:59 AM
    This.

    Quoting Sassy762:

  • armywifey26
    February 6, 2013 at 4:01 AM

  • Sarina.c.c
    February 6, 2013 at 4:02 AM
    No way!!
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    February 6, 2013 at 4:05 AM

    Challenge accepted. . I may start trying that on sundays

  • MommyLanie
    February 6, 2013 at 4:08 AM

    I would have no problem doing it and have done it for myself a few times.  My family would not go for it.  They would make me walk the plank.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    February 6, 2013 at 4:10 AM


    It really helped that our kids at the time were young (10 and 2) so just went along with it:)

    Quoting MommyLanie:

    I would have no problem doing it and have done it for myself a few times.  My family would not go for it.  They would make me walk the plank.



  • armywife009
    February 6, 2013 at 4:11 AM

    No. I raid on WoW on the weekends. We still go out and do things as a family, but we won't be "unplugging" anytime soon.

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