Sundays are meant to be lazy, it’s practically sacrilege to attempt productivity on a Sunday! It’s the one day of the week when you don’t have to feel guilty about procrastinating so why not procrastinate?
Unless of course this Sunday happens to be the first day of a trade show your husband is exhibiting at and you can’t possibly leave him to try to do it all by himself. In that case, your plans to do nothing at all get replaced by a whole lot of doing very very quickly.
So good bye procrastination, good bye lazy Sunday, and hello trade show!
When we were kids, computers were not exactly as prolifically available as they are today. Nowadays even toddlers are walking around with a handheld computer in their hands let alone the adults. Smart phones, tablets, laptops, you name it and chances are every person within a 1 mile radius as at least 2 such devices to their name (or possibly on their person right at this moment).
When I was a kid though? Well, I may only be 30, but let’s just say no one was getting a shiny new iPhone every year through their teens when I was that age. Even when I started university the on-campus computers were mostly clunky old monitors that showed the blue screen of death more often than a A-grade paper.
Halfway through my tumultuous university years though the administration decided it was high time we all joined the 21st century and tossed out the old monitors for shiny new models. Which is when I took this picture:
Out with the old and in with the new I suppose, quite literally in this case. Despite all the frustration and annoyance these musty old pieces of tech caused though, I think we all felt a little sad at the sight of them discarded and forlorn at the back of the room. They may have been hopelessly outdated, but they got us through a lot of classes, courses and semesters and in the end, we missed them, even if it was just a little bit…
Kids shouldn’t be allowed too much screen time, it’ll rot their brain, everyone knows that. Ok, that makes sense, but have the people who hand out these sage pieces of advice ever met a toddler? Because if they had they would know that turning on any device with a screen within a 1 mile radius of a kid will result in the said kid either wrestling the device from you, demanding you hand it over peacefully or throwing a migraine-inducing tantrum.
Theoretically, the idea is ‘limited screen time for kids’ but practically speaking, all parents eventually realize that limited screen time for kids = limited screen time for parents.
So yes, I end up either not watching tv at all or being subjected to episode after episode of talking ponies and their friendship problems.
As a parent to a 2 year old, that isn’t exactly too surprising. What’s surprising though is that I’m starting to realize I actively avoid non-toddler friendly programming even when I do have the opportunity to watch it. Grown-up tv may have more depth, variety or entertainment value, but kids tv has something better: a make-believe world where nothing bad can ever happen. With the kinds of things happening in the real world these days, I kinda prefer the primary-colored world of preschooler tv.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t need any more ‘realistic’ and ‘gritty’ in my entertainment when the world is too real as is.
When I was about 5 years old, I accidentally set fire to a pile of newspapers in the storage room, emphasis on accidentally. To be fair, I didn’t realize it would catch fire so quickly and all I wanted was to see a pretty little flame.
Yes, I was a bit of a pyromaniac when I was little, but I grew out of it fairly quickly.
Then I got married and had a daughter and seeing her face this 4th of July when she saw fireworks up and personal for the first time, I think perhaps she has more of me in her than I thought…