Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wasting away moments

I've been reading a new blog, and I've been meaning to write about it because it has inspired me to change my life a bit.
I love to read blogs and different forums so, whenever I have a chance I am on my phone playing online.
I do it while the kids are napping or after they go to bed or while we are eating lunch or when Evelyn is content playing by herself for a minute.  Now, don't get me wrong we are busy busy during the day.  I think Evelyn wakes up vibrating.  She is a go go girl and now add Jack to the equation and I don't have a lot of down time but, I always seem to be reading about something.
Well, the blog hands free mama talks about how we are missing these small and really fun moments in our lives because we are attached to electronic devices.  It gives some examples of how to know if we are a bit addicted to technology and reading them actually made me really sad.  One of the examples is that if you leave your phone in another room, your little one will bring it to you like it is a life saving device.  Evelyn is always aware when she see's my phone and will bring it to me.
I realize that my little ones are only going to be little for so long.  I want to enjoy these times with them and stop worrying about everything that is going on in the cyber world.  I need to find different times to blog and to catch up on my celebrity gossip and my style and beauty forums.
All that can wait.  It is time to play and enjoy my life as it is happening now.
So, I put my phone away during the day.  I stopped checking emails every half hour.  I stopped worrying about who is pinning what on Pinterest and who is asking crazy questions on the forums I read.
For the past week, I have lived in the moment and enjoyed the special time that I have with my crazy active daughter and my for now quiet son.  And you know what, I have loved every minute of it.  I am going to continue to work on being a hands free mama and live in the moment because these moments go by way to fast.

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