Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What a difference..

Today was day one of my commitment to not spending as much time online, and let me tell you what a difference it made with Shayna. The blog I had read that gave me this idea was originally meant to make sure that technology is not interfering with your marriage. I took it a step further and decided to do a little experiment to see how it would affect my daughter if her mommy wasn't constantly attached to the laptop. The results were this:

These were taken right before bedtime, and she was in my lap just laughing like crazy. I decided to start randomly snapping pictures, and I captured the moment very well. We had a great day, and I had her practice writing her name so she could brush up on that skill. She starts her new preschool next month, and I want her teacher to see just how smart she is, and what she is capable of doing.

Since it was so humid and hot outside, I had to improvise and find things for her to do instead of just watching tv. I think once we get moved I will get some fun things for crafts and make a storage area for everything. After all, winter will be here before you know it, and we'll be stuck inside a lot then as well.

After seeing how well she did with me focusing more of my attention on her, I feel so guilty for the amount of time I used to spend on here, but we know that the past can not be changed, so I am trying to do something about it now. I don't want her memories of being a child to include feeling like she was second to my laptop because she definitely is NOT!

All of my blogging and things that take up the most time will now be done when she is bed for the night, and my days will be spent teaching and playing with her. After all, they are only young once.