Instead I've been setting aside various times during the day to teach the kids a new game, or read a book for 10-15 minutes, or enjoy some baking (today I canned jam and baked cookies) to do things I enjoy amidst the day instead of when the day was over. I want the kids to see me relax a little more and read my own adult books - maybe my oldest will catch on and do more than look at all those beautiful picture and read a few words? I love to relax but I always find things I feel should be done, so I'm trying to relax amidst the day and save the "musts" for later on or at night when the kids are in bed.
The irony of it all is that I maybe only spent 3-4 hours a week watching television, but I feel like I've gained so much more time - it doesn't make sense. So tonight, the kids are in bed and my husband cleaned the kitchen, so I'm going to snuggle down with my book and sip some tea and eat a home made oatmeal, flax, raisin cookie! I love making new habits! I wonder what habit I should work on with the kids tomorrow - putting their pull ups in the garbage or their clothes in the hamper and not on the floor?