The first day is the hardest day. Or maybe just the loudest day.

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The first day back to regular school day screen time rules is always the hardest. She had all the snow days, then February vacation (which is a full week of no school for no apparent reason), and all the weekends between with no screen time rules.

Can I watch days of Horseland? Yes, you can!

I like that she gets these times to fully immerse herself in 5-year-old pop culture, but by the end of it, I just wanted to listen to my hipster playlist and cook while she did all the things instead of Can I watch another show?

The first day back to rules comes with lots of begging, of course, but once I picked up the house, she settled into building an obstacle course, stapling a stack of paper, and building a LEGO patio. I like that way better. I think she does too, really. Or she will in a few days.

Author: Casey

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