Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Internet

It's amazing really.  Quite staggering.  My hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Don't be late Simon.
C doesn't watch TV - hell, we don't watch TV (except when I have my 'date' with Simon Baker for one hour on a Friday evening).  We don't do Wii/Xbox or all the other techno stuff either.  Not because we are old, I hasten to add, but because we wanted to get away from the whole screen time thing and lead more productive lives spending time doing "other" things like photography; reading; and playing with C.  We don't want C to fall into the "screen trap" where life revolves around TV programmes or game levels (one holiday in Spain had a significant amount of time spent trying to prise 11 year old son away from Gameboy).  Screens are addictive - technology is addictive.

Sigh.  It's all very well having the best intentions but I need to practice what I preach.  I still spend far too blooming long in front of my PC - and there isn't as much banking; shopping; and photo-editing going on as I tell myself.

Evil book
Facebook is was my demon.  Bananagrams another.  Scrabble before Bananagrams and Flickr before Facebook.  Jeez, I have it bad.  Maybe Blogger will take over soon and I'll be needing to post every half hour!

So what to do? Step 1 was to delete my Facebook account.  Step 2, well I'll deal with step 1 first.  If you log on one day and I have suddenly disappeared then you'll know that step 1 isn't going well and I have to go internet cold turkey - a bit like taking the batteries out of my gameboy half way through a level.

I'll leave you with this funny which sums it all up:

"Honey could you order a pizza? I have been too busy pinning healthy recipes on Pinterest to make dinner."

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