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No Screen Time Until My Work Is Done - Screen Time Rule #1

Many times when I sit down to watch TV, or use the computer (or both at the same time usually), my house is a mess.  Leisure time is supposed to be when you don't HAVE work to do.  As a housewife no one really holds me accountable for my work being done in a timely fashion (or at all), so I often put it off for another day.  Like maybe one that doesn't end in "y".

This rule is great for three reasons:

1. Life is better with a clean house. In my experience kids are better behaved, husbands are in better moods and wives are more patient when the house is clean.
2. Being lazy feels gross, even if you are enjoying it, you feel guilty that it is not what you are supposed to be doing.
3. Anything else is probably hypocritical!  I have never told my kids that they can have screen time when they are done with their chores, school, or homework, because they are two and don't have those things, or screen time.  From everything that I have seen and read though, that is a pretty standard rule: Work before play!

Plus which makes you feel more accomplished, cleaning your house, or checking Facebook?

Check out all my Rules for Responsible Screen Time here.

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