Lately, I’ve been a better mom. Better wife too, truth be told. And a better housecleaner. What miraculous change of heart did I have? What bad habit did I stop doing?
Nothing major. We just moved my laptop from upstairs to downstairs, making it less reachable-just-because-gonna-go-kill-a-few-minutes. I wasn’t on it hours upon hours a day, but a few moments here, a few moments there, etc. Since Phinehas and I don’t spend much time downstairs during the day, we’re usually upstairs. I had just gotten into the habit of checking facebook real quick. Or pinterest to get the recipe. Or email to make sure I wasn’t missing anything.
Now that it’s more of a hassle to get to my computer, I’m not on it as much. When I have a few free minutes, I read with Phinehas. Or clean something! Or organize something. I’m just more productive.
I remind myself of this when I’m tempted to get a smartphone. I can only imagine how much more distracted I would be then. No, I think my dumb/no internet/no text messaging/pretty cheap phone works just fine.