We live a slowed down version of life. I am not one to run around all day long. The kids are limited on how many activities they can do in one season. Dinner is a family event that happens together at our dining room table just about every night. We have no TV's in bedrooms. TV is at a minimum in our house because we do not have cable. We spend a lot of time together doing activities. So we thought we were doing good until I started reading the Hands Free Mama blog. AHHHH! We use technology all the time. Our phones are constantly interrupting dinner, I look at it while Little Bird is playing t-ball, and some nights it feels as if the phones have replaced our TV. If there is a lull in the activity we pull out our phones.
I felt so inspired by this blog to change the way I live, I want to live in the moment, not just my children but all relationships.
I feel the need to exposed all of my flaws for the world to see and I want to do something about it. My family and I are going to try and go "hands free" for at least 3-4 hours a night. This will mean turning off all of the notifications for 3-4 hours to live and savor each and every precious moment. This will mean being present with my family and engaging uninterrupted, meaningful conversations with my children. I want to live in the moment. I only get one chance to live this life, I might as well be present while doing it!
Oh and on another note.........We got these little cuties this past weekend! As soon as this stinky rain clears up and I can get some better pictures, I will write up a post!!