Can I watch a show? Can I check my instagram? Can I read a book on my ipod? Can I listen to my ipod in the car? Can we watch funny videos on YouTube? Can we just want one more show? Can I play on your Iphone? Can’t I just quickly post this one photo? Is my anger toward media at it’s maximum…YES!
I decided to do a bit of research this morning prompted by a heated discussion with Lucas about why I don’t want him to read a novel on his Ipod (no I am not of the generation with kids under 8 and comfortable with media) and it turns out, I need to calm the F… down. Imagine that!
From the google search results, I decided to click on the links that had positive things to say about technology instead of my normal approach of reading articles to support my negative gut instincts. I discovered, their eyes won’t be damaged for life (and neither were ours from watching TV too close), there are ways to bond over problem solving apps, social lessons can be learned through technology as well as a host of other positive influences. So hopefully, after two weeks on vacation with no technology, we will all reboot and start over with a clean slate and a mom with a more open mind who notices the positive effects technology has on our family.