How to miss a childhood" and it really struck home with me. We are guilty of this in our house, and I know we are not the only ones. Technology may be convenient, but we are missing out on so much! I don't spend nearly as much time simply playing with Sophie as I did with Emma. The four of us can be in the same room together, but we are not always present with each other.
This is going to change.
I haven't worked out all the details yet, and will of course involve my husband in this, but I strongly believe that we need to implement a "no phone/iPod" rule in the evenings in our house. There are notifications going off for games, social networking, new email, or texts constantly. And it's not just us - Emma is glued to her iPod Touch in one hand, texting with her phone in the other. Even Sophie works my phone like a pro! We need to spend more time together. Playing, coloring, crafting, going outside, reading - just being together. My husband and I need to spend more time talking to each other and enjoying each other's company more and the pseudo-company of far away Facebook friends less.
Time is too precious to waste.