|Beansprout at computer|
I am constantly on my computer or iPhone. I'm one of those people they talk about - you know, the ones who can't live without their electronic devices!?! Until this weekend, I guess I hadn't realized how much a part of my PLAY they are! We pretty much lost any sign of a good internet connection for more than a day and I hardly knew what to do with myself!!! As much as I do actually work on my computer, I also use it to download movies, read others' blogs, Goggle chat, catch up on Facebook updates, and (geek alert!) have even been known to watch a few TEDtalks on a Friday night.
With our internet deciding it needed a rest, this weekend was completely different - I spent the evening playing with Beansprout's scrapbook project that I've been putting off for who-knows-how-many-months! I can't say that I loved it . . . when the electricity goes out I often get a sweet feeling of playing 19th-century for the night, and embrace the situation, but this time I found myself quite irritated by the fact that each time I thought of something I wanted to do, it had to do with using the internet! I have grown completely dependent on these electronics and the thing is, I'm pretty ok with it. That being said, having gotten quite a bit done on the scrapbooking project, I realize I may need to unplug myself a little more often.
What are your thoughts on using electronic devices for play? Do you take time to unplug? What does unplugging look like for you?