Monday, January 31, 2011
Unplugged; plugging in!!
Had a hard time figuring out the grammar in my title! Guess I should ask my resident Journalism major! But, he's not here! In any case, I kind of lost site of my New Years resolution when I found out my wrist was broken. But, now that the cast comes off in two days, that's right just two days!!! I am trying to refocus on some things. It has been difficult to fold laundry, clean the house, cook dinner; I don't recommend breaking your wrist or really anything. Knee surgery proved even more difficult while I was on crutches this past summer. But, I need to re prioritize things if I want to stay in this happy blissdom state of mind! And so I refocus on my New Years resolution which is to check email and Facebook twice a day at home. At work, I have not limited myself, but I can tell you that I would get a lot more paperwork done if I did. ;) Once quick check in the morning and another in the afternoon/evening should be sufficient. I hold a few community leadership roles, but none that are life threatening if I don't respond within 12 hours. I think 12 is responsible. The reason I have decided to do this is so I can plug back in to my kids. Most of the time they run around and beg me to use the computer or put a movie on. They are addicted to electronic devices as well. I don;t know why we have toys sometimes. But, I feel like if I give each kids 30 minutes of individual time a day or even 20; allowing time to cook dinner. Then maybe we will have better behavior. I mean we have to. Removing one child from the running and screaming dynamic that is my house right now could only improve things. I also wonder if I engage in a structured activity for 20 minutes, if that activity would then carry on for another 20 minutes without a fight between siblings. By that time another would be engaged in any activity and so it would go. Sounds good in theory. Regardless of the benefits in reducing bad behavior. I know that I would not go to bed at night feeling like I should have spent more time with them or that I was missing them grow up!! And on that note, I will sign off and head on to get them to school and get my errands done so I have time later to spend unplugged with my kids!