I took the movies away. All of them. We don't have cable and I don't have our Netflix password (my idea). The girls have been miserable lately. Fighting, whining, demanding. None of us have been happy.
When they were younger we would watch a movie maybe once a week, if that. They had a long attention span and could play happily together for hours. As I increased the movie watching to at least one a day, sometimes more, I found their happiness level was going downhill quickly.
So last night I put them all away. When I told Aspen (2.5) she cried for a little while and then went to grab a book. When I told Callie (5) she didn't seem to care and went to grab a book. They've been playing happily for most of the morning. .