Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Where Have You Been?

Long time not post. Seriously long time. I have been busy with my two boys, ages 4 and 6 (almost 7 he says). We have been playing, doing homework, reading, and visiting local parks and musuems. I have been working with my toddlers in my parent-child classes. I have been learning to sleep all night after four long years of interuppted sleep.

I have not been inspired to write and post, although I have tons of pictures of all the fun arts/crafts we have been doing. I have over 200 photos in my camera roll ready for me to clean up and post. I just do not have the energy to do it. I blame part of it on our long winter. I also blame it on the main distractions in my life; Facebook, Pinterest, and the Internet in general.

I now have the attention span of a gnat. Thank you Internet.

Today I tried playing in the sandbox with my 4 year old and I could not stop looking at my iPhone. Yes, I was emailing back and forth with my son's principal, but that is just an excuse. I could not sit down and give my son five minutes of undivided attention. It broke my heart when I realized it. My oldest was pre-smart phone. No Facebook, no Pinterest. I sat for a good 45 minutes and would pretend I was Dora. My youngest doesn't even get five. Sigh. I give my toddlers in class more attention than my own son!

I have been reading fellow bloggers who feel the same way; the Internet is getting in the way of being the parent you want to be. This brings me to my point.

I will be doing this instead of blogging this summer:

Taking time out to watch the little things. 

And this:

Not the best picture, but this is our new (used) camper! We already have 5 trips planned.

So you will not see a whole lot of me, but I hope to come back refreshed and eager to post. I have set some rules, only post once a week and if I don't post then don't feel bad. Also, I post at It is our site for our mommy and me classes where I do all our activites. We redesigned it and it has a blog right on it.  I may combine the two sites so I don't feel the pressure to post twice.

How do you feel about technology? Has it caused problems in your life?