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At first, Kay Jean and Jon are met with resistance from their children. Carter, their young son, is upset when his parents shut down the computer and ask him to walk the two blocks to school.

Then, on the second day of the challenge, Oprah adds another rule to the list. The children are asked to choose five toys from their huge supply to play with for the rest of the week, which doesn't go over well with Carter.

"Carter is crying all night saying, 'This is boring' and 'This is going to be awful,'" Kay Jean says. "He's just worried about the stuff—the stuff that I bought. So I need to take accountability for what I've created. I need to take accountability for all the stuff that I've bought them."
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FROM: Oprah's "What Can You Live Without?" Experiment
Published on March 02, 2009

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