It kinda-sorta sounded like a good idea. We tried to go all day Sunday without any computers, ipods or other similar electronics.
8:00am The kids cover everything electric, including light switches, the microwave and the refrigerator with "violation" notices. We like that they were get into the spirit of the thing, but explain that we weren't becoming Amish, growing beards or putting on bonnets.
10:00 Jackson and I wash the cars. No electronics needed. Then I caught him reading a book!
1:00 Lauren and I went ice skating. Everybody happy so far, and the world hasn't ended.
6:30 After dinner. the complaining starts. "I'm bored. This is dumb."
8:00 The screaming begins. "You're ruining my life! My friends now think you're weird! Are you happy now?"
8:30 Screaming at full-throttle. Lisa is the first to cave. "Should we let her watch her iPod before bed?"
8:45 I cave. The screaming ends. Life returns to normal.
Okay, so we didn't make it, but I think we all learned a valuable lesson that day. That Lisa and I have no backbone!