The TV is no longer on without specific permission, and there will be absolutley no TV in the morning, and until all chores, homework, dinner, and showers are completed nightly.
Tuesday night is Family Game Night! No TV at all, with board games after dinner.
Friday night is Family Movie Night, the one night of the week we will eat in front of the TV, with a family movie.
Eating out will be limited to one night a week, either Saturday or Sunday depending on our schedule.
I feel refreshed and look forward to implementing our new schedule. I see my children appreciating our time spent together, and recognizing that family always has priority. Maybe that was a lesson Paul and I needed to learn as well, and I can only hope we will be rewarded with well behaved and grateful children.
Now if only I can convince Paul to stop eating meat! Paul would say if only now Olivia would get off the computer... oops....