When my children no longer have television and the internet to entertain them.
They suddenly remember that they really enjoy each others company.
They laugh and play together instead of bicker and argue.
They remember that a good book can never compare to a movie.
They write stories and dream up big plans.
They keep up with their chores without constant reminding or reprimanding.
I have learned these truths several times in the past.
I always forget.
Coming home tonight to my children laughing hysterically coupled with the several days of peace has reminded me that we are all happier and we have better relationships when those things are restricted.
I’m thinking this time I will purpose not to forget.