I have been so convicted lately of the time I waste on the computer. It’s no secret to my husband that I have an obsessive personality, and I can definitely get sucked into a new blog or a string of Facebook statuses, and next thing you know I’ve blown hours of precious time. The crazy thing is that these things have the power somehow to change my entire mood (sometimes for the worse)! In addition, I let dishes and laundry pile up while I’m “taking a break.” Let’s not even talk about the condition of every closet in my house or the kids’ rooms upstairs!
Courtney’s post today affirmed some things that I had been mulling over in my own mind today. I can be so distant at times with my kids. They deserve so much more! I am going to resolve to check my e-mail once when I get up in the morning and once after the kids are in bed at night. I’d also like to have a few minutes to read other people’s new blog entries. Facebook is another story. I’ve decided that I need to back off a little (or a lot). I do not need to know what is going on in others’ lives every moment of the day.
Breaking outside (literally – don’t you just love how Rob Lowe always says this on Parks and Rec? Just try to imagine him saying it!) of the media world briefly, we had a lovely day at the pool soaking up the sun and laughing with friends. It was just what this distracted mama needed! I had time to focus on my kids and their exuberance as they splashed and swam. According to my two-year-old Tessa, “This is the best ever!” The question is, how do you balance these outings with everyday life at home? I love to be out and about running errands and attending playdates, but I often spend too much money in doing so. Where is the balance? Ideas? Anyone? Anyone?
I’m linking up with Women Living Well for Media Mondays.