Now don’t get me wrong , I do love technology but I think we’re taking it too far when…
- The family decides to have dinner together at the local dining hot-spot and instead of catching up on what’s happening in each others lives, Dad’s busy checking the game scores on his phone while Mom’s texting her best friend and their 6-year-old? Oh well, he’s watching his favorite movie on the iPad he got for his birthday!
- The kids are glued to what’s popped into the portable DVD player when Mom drives them to and from school every day. (Note: School is only a 10 minute drive away!)
- One’s preschooler asks for a Wii for Christmas and Dad grins smugly because that’s what he’d decided to get for her anyway!
- Mom sends the Teen a text message asking when he plans to join the family for dinner. He texts back promising to join the family in 10 minutes. (Note: Mom’s in the kitchen while the Teen is in his room…Yes, under the same roof!)
I must be terribly old-fashioned because I seriously think something IS wrong with these scenarios.
We’re robbing our family of valuable one-on-one time and stealing a potentially well-rounded childhood when we feed our kids with the latest “in” tech gadgets to entertain their every waking moment when out of school!
Is it just me or am I missing something here?