Now I love my phone….I e-mail, tweet, check the news, listen to music and even make the odd phone call from it. My kids know how to use our computer; my daughter can even read her school books on it (something called ‘bug club?!) but our daily ban has been revolutionary.
When I ask, ‘What did you do at school today’ I get slightly more than the grunt ‘I don’t know’. I get information about who she played with and what was for lunch. Admittedly more information would be welcomed, but nothing interesting must happen after lunchtime.
I love our old fashioned dinner time. The four of us sit down to dinner whilst sat on chairs at a table. There is no television with an over enthusiastic Mr Bloom or Mr Tumble dancing around. Our initial peace soon turns into mania when one child decides s/he won’t eat something in particular for whatever reason, which in his/her head is perfectly plausible (it’s usually the boy!).
After dinner, normality soon resumes and the children go and plonk themselves in front of some or other brightly coloured programme or occasionally, they will play a game…yes a game. Monopoly is the current favourite.
Ah the games….I love playing board games. But always at the back of my mind is the question all parents ask, ‘Should I let the child win? I want to win!’ What is even more concerning is when they win of their own accord…..How did the 5 year old beat me at Monopoly Junior? Thank you +hasbrouk for our wonderful family time.
All this game playing, banning of modern gadgets together with my adoration of vintage watches makes me think that I should have been born in a different era. Maybe if I was around in the 1950’s? Or maybe I am just becoming a grumpy old man?
Either way, I am fortunate that my continued passion for watches, the restoration of unloved ones and the admiration of beautiful workmanship allows me to daydream about a different time. Then I realise that in order to do my job efficiently I do need all my modern gadgets, which I do enjoy using for all their wonderful and all their pointless uses.
We must therefore make the time to realise what is important and when other things become less so. This ‘time’ I am currently telling on a vintage 1960’s @BreitlingOfficial Chronomatic 2111.
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