You know you’ve got a problem when you are reading a book to your child, and he automatically looks up at you when your cell phone begins to ring, because he knows that the story has just ended.
When you abruptly end a story or a conversation with your child because the phone rings, and you have to jump and grab it, what are you saying to that child? You are saying that the call is more important.
I remember when I drove across town without a cell phone. I remember when I left the state without it! I remember when I took walks and had no device in my hand or pocket. Imagine that. I remember when NOBODY had a cell phone. Life was different then.
There is no going back, and phones, like cars and computers, are here to stay.
I challenge you to put the phone away and enjoy the time talking and reading and walking with your family. You can catch up on your calls after you have connected with them, and they know that they are valued.
Don’t take it for granted that they know that. 💡 Nealie