Friday Five

Today is the day for my Friday Five, but since Bek is home for only another week, I thought I would show you what I have been up to with my five kiddos instead. :)

I thought this was a must read this week: The Children Have Spoken.  A sad commentary on our distracted nation.

I have childhood memories of waking up and coming downstairs to find my mother standing in front of the stove cooking breakfast for me. I want my kids to remember their mother in the same way. I don’t want them to remember me at the computer. It is a hard balance, this technology world we live in. It is such a blessing, but can be an absolute curse as well.

So, I encourage you to turn off your phones this weekend or let your answering machine pick up. There is nothing more pressing than what is in front of you right now: your kids.


One comment

  1. Johanna says:

    This topic has been on my mind a lot lately. My kids see me at the computer way too much.

    However, I have implemented times in the day that I don’t go to the computer at all (like from after nap time until after they are in bed for the night, for example). Unless I need a recipe for dinner (which I try to remember to get before hand) I don’t look at the computer at all. Having times like this helps me keep my focus on the here and now and the little people in front of me!

    Thanks for the reminder! :)