Today, at VillageQ, I posted about my struggle to balance my online work, personal writing and family. Putting my phone away so that I'm present with my children is something I know I need to do and yet have a hard time remembering. I hear that ding telling me I have a text or I see those seductive little red notification numbers and I want to see what's going on. I know that it impacts my kids and I know I'm setting a bad example for them. They have some media limits and I have none. It's the most glaring double standard in our house. The other one is "No food after 9 p.m." but don't tell them about that one. One day, Zeca said, “If your iPhone and I were both falling off of a cliff, would you save me or your iPhone?”
Bad, right? You can read the rest of the story here.
One of the reasons this post is late tonight is that we celebrated a friend's birthday tonight and then, after everyone left, Zeca and I had a Tea and Reading night. I made us each a cup of tea and we crawled into my bed and read our books. We started this awhile ago to encourage reading but I was inconsistent. We talked and we set our nights - Tuesdays and Sundays. I'm sticking to it.
PHOTO CREDIT: VIKKI REICH