Our life can feel very busy at times. There are many distractions around every corner. Text and email don’t have a closing time, and with cell phones having the ability to receive both, the world expects us to be accessible at anytime of day. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying the technology is bad. I’m a geeky kind-a guy and love gadgets, and if someone tries to steal my iPhone they will be flogged, but if I’m not careful technology will take over my life.
I don’t want to be available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, but if I’m not careful it could very easily happen. It’s just to easy get drawn into those smart shinny little handheld devices that connect me to the world. After all, that text or email that just came in give me a little look into what the person on the other is doing. And even though I really don’t care that the person sending the text slipped on the slimy top from the Spam can that fell off the counter while making their Spam and cheese sandwich for dinner, and then as they were crashing to the floor they flung their sandwich across the room smacking their cat in the face with it. It would be rude not to respond with at least a “LOL :)”. (If you don’t what what LOL is, then you probably don’t have the problem of technology-interruptish.)
To help control technology-interruptish in our house we have a couple of hours of technology free family time when everyone is home. We log off the computer and place our cell phones in a basket. Then we play games or, as seen in the photograph below, do word finds and crossword puzzles. The only exception using technology is when we watch a movie. I even got a little reprimanded last night from my daughters for making this photo.
I’m very thankful for family time.