I'm working on breaking the habit we've all gotten into of turning on the TV mindlessly. No one watches TV all day long, or plays on the Wii all day. But it's on all day. The little ones watch a show in the a.m. Then they play Wii, maybe. Then one of the big ones, like Hitch, wants to watch something from his summer viewing list. Yes, he has a big summer reading list that dh made for him, but he has his own summer viewing list of classics.
So, its his list, but lots of us wander in and get sucked into it---if it's appropriate viewing for small people.
Then they want to watch a movie. And so on. Now it's time to break the habit and I'm making them turn off their shows, because they didn't ask, in the middle of the show (gasp!). And how do they repay me?
By taking up sculpting. Not out of clay. Out of trash. The little ones have been sitting in the garage making giant statues out of the recycling bin contents and putting them in their rooms.
They want to have a collection. They even made one for Madden's birthday Saturday.
He'll be thrilled.