We have a desktop computer and no TV. We have a desk that holds the monitor, printer, etc. and it is set up in our family room.
This is the issue: it has become a distraction, at times, for me and is a battle-zone now for me and the kids.
I have a desire to live simply in terms of technology and don't want my kids to have too much "screen time", so we've designated certain days for watching sesame on the computer, games. etc. Those days they are given a block of time to watch (with me in the same or next room) and then that's it.
The problem is, even though I thought my system would solve things, I feel we all fall into the trap of too much screen time. Whether it is DD asking for an extra 15min while I'm cooking a meal (and I say Yes) or me spending way too much time on Shutterfly making our announcement or checking mothering (ha ha).
We use our computer to print out educational worksheets, at times, and I watch movies sometimes that way, too. But really sometimes I want to just give it away or even just tuck it away out of sight so we have to be almost inconvenienced to use it.
The irony is, here I am typing on the very computer I hate at times!
Anyone else out there with this struggle?
I would love love love any suggestions or ideas!