My cousin told me that one of her most common memories from childhood is her mom’s back as she washed dishes in the sink. The implication was that kids, to a certain extent, just pretty much ran around and did their own thing in those days. I know that today we spend a lot more time with our kids—focusing, having quality time, micromanaging—than our moms did.
However, I’m pretty sure the computer is the new kitchen sink, at least in this house. I have 5 kids around me right now, playing happily as I peck at the keys. No eye contact takes place between us. Yes, they were away at school all day and I had loads of time by myself, but that doesn’t seem to be enough to pull me away…I just love-a the blog.
Do you ever ignore the people around you in order to write to the people "out there?"