It was 4:30 p.m. The kids had done their homework, practiced piano, played outside with bubbles (yes, it is about 70 degrees out), sorted their laundry, and cleaned their rooms. I thought to myself....are we really going to make it until 5:15 (when dad gets home and dinner starts) without TV or the Wii? [this must be the problem, if you think about it, somehow it changes...doesn't it?] At 4:45 p.m. Mitch (the Wii addict) asks if he can play the Wii...then, of course, the others want play too.
One day we will make it a whole day without TV or Wii...baby steps.