Well here we are, another Friday has arrived and I am left feeling like I have not accomplished anything. I start the week out with great plans but fall short in the execution department. I could start listing a bunch of excuses like blaming it on the weather but really the fault is all mine. You see I have developed a problem that only I can change.
Like most problems it didn’t start out this way, in fact I always start out with the best intentions but something ,what my family likes to call The Beast, grabs me away. This problem is something that you never seem to hear much about but I can attest that it does indeed exist. I can also assure you that admitting it is not an easy task. I have IAD, there I said it.
There is a wonderful book out, I am sure many of you already know about, entitled Simplicity Parenting as I am leisurely reading through, something all of a sudden clicks with me. So many of us are working to simplify childhood but what about simplifying ourselves? After all children learn through imitation.
Yes we go through and declutter our homes of possessions, I clear out half of my children’s toys and books why, because having too much is overwhelming to them right? Boredom is a good thing right? Yet we are exposed to something on a daily basis that contains more information then we could ever digest in a lifetime (Why wait for God’s reply I’ll just google it).
So this next week starting Sunday until Saturday I am going to do something that, for me, is very hard. I am going to simplify my brain and pull the plug on our internet. This means no e-mail, blogs, or youtube for 1 week. If I need to talk to someone I will call them or maybe even write a letter.
My children are home with me everyday yet I feel like I am never with them. I don’t want my children to remember me by always having my face glued to a screen. I want them to remember my smile and warm embrace.
I will see you all next Saturday and maybe just maybe I will have accomplished all I set out to do for once :).
Many Blessings friends for a great weekend!