You see families sitting together at a dinner table only to find some sort of electronic device in their hands.
You know what? It frustrates me!
Partly because I know that technology is tearing families apart. We no longer “talk”; we text. We no longer sit at the feet of our elders and learn from their past failures and successes; we play games instead. We no longer do real life visits; we Facebook instead.
And partly because I find myself spending too much time on my own smartphone. I hear a child calling my name and my response too many times is “One second. I’m reading something”. And 300 seconds later I’m still reading and not responding to my child.
Recently I took the children to Chick Fil A for lunch. I fed them. I bought them ice cream. And I let them play on the playground. I met all their needs, got them out of the house for a bit, and allowed them to do things they enjoyed. And while there are many times that I do all those things without any technological distractions, there are also many times that my phone or laptop is in my hand while doing these things.
You see, I blog. I’m a Blessings Unlimited Consultant. I have family and friends that live far away. I’m reading eBooks to better equip myself as a Wife, Mother, Homemaker, and Teacher. I have a Bible app on my phone for the times I don’t get a chance to actually pull my Bible off the bedside table. My daughter starts Kindergarten in the Fall and I’m researching curriculum.
Therefore, a smartphone or laptop is a must for me.
Many Moms work from home, whether as a means of supplementing their husband’s income or as the sole bread winner.
Many Moms have a husband who’s overseas and therefore must be ready to take his call, text message, or email whenever the notification chimes.
Many Moms are trying to complete an online degree.
Many Moms have little-to-no adult conversation throughout the day.
Many Moms design their own curriculum.
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