Put Down the Camera, Hang Up the Phone and Turn Off the Computer
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I read a really touching post yesterday called, Look at Me with Your Eyes Mummy, on one of my favorite blogs (One Perfect Day Blog). It was touching because it was so heartfelt and because it was so true. In her post, she writes about stepping away from the camera, the phone and the computer and being in the moment with your child(ren) because those moments are gone all too soon. I thought about the article each time the urge hit me to check my email, to see what was happening on Facebook or look at the stats for my website. I thought, I NEED to do this. Using the computer has become a sort of addiction for me. I love using it, I love connecting with others and I love using it to be creative. But I need to stop when I am with my boys. So, in the spirit of the post, I stepped back. I only checked my email once while my son was NOT napping. And, after school when my boys and I went to the park and decided to build a fairy house, I fought the urge to snap pictures of their every move. And I did it! I was in the moment. I helped them gather sticks for the frame of the house, lay leaves for the floors, find rocks for the chairs and tables and I even added a small garden to the “property.” I sat in the dirt and talked with my boys about what they were doing and why they were doing it. I watched them dig and build. I listened to them plan and create. I was a mom in the moment with my boys and it felt good!
Okay, so I did get one picture…. 🙂
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