Conversation as occurred on the drive home from a friend's house last night:
Will (to me and Jim): Sometimes I wish we didn't have video games and stuff. (This is after spending the WHOLE weekend playing them with Brian and a friend.)
Will: Because we just don't do as much together anymore.
Me: Okay, then why don't we go on a week-long media fast? No television or video games for the week.
Jim: Okay, you and Will can't watch television or play video games all week.
Will: No, all of us.
Jim: What about three days? Monday through Wednesday.
Me: Why Wednesday? What do you have to see on Thursday?
Jim: Nothing. I just don't think I can make it for a week.
Me: Okay, Monday through Wednesday night. No television or video games.
Will (to me): And no computer or blogging or Facebook or texting or talking on the phone.
Me: I don't know if I can go without talking to family on the cell phone. What if my daddy calls or your sisters?
Will: Okay, no talking on the cell phone except for family.
Jim: What if a customer calls?
Will: Okay, but only work or family.
Me: Well, I do have to go online every morning for work...but I will get off without even checking my email until I get to work.
Me: Everyone agreed?
Jim and Will: Agreed.
So, I will be out of pocket for the next few days. Taking a little break from the blogs and the phone calls...and trying to reconnect with the men in my house. This isn't going to be easy...and though I am technically allowed to used the computer and the Internet at work...after I post this, I will only be accessing work related sights until Thursday.
Just didn't want y'all to worry about us...or to think that I was ignoring you. Of course, if something urgent comes up we will be right there. But, I understand the need to disconnect for a few days. It seems that at least one of us is always distracted by one development in technology or another.
I will let you know on Thursday if we make through our fast or if we broke it early!
2 years ago