I Told My Son No On His Birthday

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  1. Happy birthday!! And great post :)! Loved the reason for saying No and sounds like you had a perfect day!

  2. I love that rainbow picture! It’s funny how some people think an unplugged childhood is some sort of deprivation. It’s a gift!

  3. Alexie Flook says:

    Absolutely LOVED THIS post. So true and such great sentiments. Very inspiring!

  4. Julie Hoag says:

    Yes, I agree with you! We need to create times of no screen for our kids as screens are increasingly everywhere. It’s nice to take a reprieve from them even if it’s forced, imagination and magic can happen then!

  5. […] and it was rubbing up against our family values and creating friction in my spirit. So I started saying No to the TV, and yes to their childhoods. And you know what? It has been So. Much. Easier. than I […]

  6. Aunt Pam says:

    In September we will have the joy of celebrating 15 years without television! What a joy! I can honestly say that it has changed our lives for good. We are truly thankful that God led us to make this decision for ourselves and for the sake of our girls who are 12 and 7.5.
    Thanks for encouraging us through your writings Eryn and for reminding us of what matters most for all eternity. 🙂 So glad that Zeke had a great birthday; sounds like it was a super fun day! Loved all of the photos…and a rainbow…a reminder of God’s awesome promises to His children!

    • Eryn Lynum says:

      Thank you Aunt Pam! I don’t know why I did not see your comment until now. Thank you so much 🙂 15 years–wow!! That is a lot of redeemed time 🙂 Missing you all!! Love you!

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