There is a standing rule in the Brush household that you only get so much screen time per day.
On odd days the kids get 1 hour of computer time AFTER certain chores are done.
TV? We don’t watch it.
Movies—some times after school is done or in the evening with Daddy. We just think that there are SO MANY other good things to do besides sit like a lump on a log in front of a TV or computer.
However there are times for breaking the rules.
My little man has been running a fever for 3 days now. He’s not eating. This is my guy who is a bottomless pit. He watches the clock like a hawk so he doesn’t miss a snack time. On one hand I am not terribly concerned, it is a virus that will run its course. On the other hand, he’s bored to death & feels pretty rotten.
So yes I have been extending the screen time limit. He’s watched more movies in the past 3 days than normal. But hey I will do a lot of things to keep a sick child happy. In defense of my mommy/nurse skills, we have been playing lots of Yahtzee. He just learned how & loves it.
Now I am seriously hoping that tomorrow he’s better and we can get back to normal, but I am thankful that there is something that makes these yucky hours pass quickly. We would rather be swimming, riding bikes, making gluep or a dozen other things than staying home sitting around. But this is how we roll when one is sick here.