It was a no technology break for the kids. Not because we are some great family or out of some desire to talk more, it was because the kids were breaking rules and being rude.
I was really hoping that after about ten days without social media, Netflix and video games the gravity of their actions would sink in.
Maybe I had forgotten what it was like to be 12 and 14. The world somehow centers on them and they don’t see outside of themselves very well.
Aidan did kinda clean his room. A tiny miracle.
Sammi is playing a board game right now with Aidan. If they actually reach the end of the game without yelling will be another tiny miracle.
I really thought it would be easier as they get older but it seems like it just gets more complicated as the year tic on by.