I think it has been good, bad and UGLY. Put the PHONE DOWN, please
I love that I’m connected with family more, through Facebook and Text Messages. I’m not a phone type of girl so talking on the phone is not going to happen. Not sure why, I just don’t like it, to me I’m wasting time that I could be doing other stuff. But to be honest, it’s not- it’s just my silly thinking.
Being able to share pictures of the kids is priceless, and it doesn’t cost me anything, plus I don’t have to get the prints and send them by mail. Anyone who knows me knows Post Offices seem to be the last place I want to go; boxes sit by my front door for months! Just another time waster but it’s just my stubbornness setting in.
On Holidays, we can see and talk to everyone without being at their house! Love to talk for 30 minutes to everyone and then it’s done. No going broke trying to fly four people to Grandma’s house, no weird family friends showing up, no family fights, and no drinking then telling everyone how you feel! We can bypass all that by doing the video call!
We don’t talk that much anymore as a family. We are always on our phones during dinner or at night. We want to enhance our family time, so we have a new rule on Family Game/Dinner night…no phones during dinner or game. We need to connect as a family, not our phone relationships. As much as I want to Instagram that I kicked everyone’s butt in Bingo I held back because I need to be a role model for the kids.
My husband and I need to put down the phones and have a talk here and there. We went out for coffee the other day and talked, not drank our coffee in silence while on our phones. We talked and got some concerns out that have been bothering us. Wow, the wonder of communication is incredible.
That everyone is ADDICTED in my family….yes they are, and I’m not a good role model at all. I can say my youngest not so much, but she is only 11 yrs old. Now, my 14 yr old oh my, if we take away his phone, he is in pure hell- well the cries sound like it. He will break down and have a nervous fit if he can’t find, or we take his phone. Couple months ago I wanted to see what he would do if we took his phone and let me tell you I wish I had recorded it because we would have won America’s Funnies Videos- this kid broke down on to the floor like a three yr old and threw a tantrum. I couldn’t stop laughing and that even made it worse but he is so attached/addicted to his phone he would die without it…well that is what he said. I’m pretty sure his life would go on just fine, just no Snapchat! My son distances himself from us but will text us if he wants/needs something- really dude walk out of your room and ask.