Everyday about a gazillion different things scream for my attention.
- There's the laundry pile that needs no watering to grow.
- The dishes that threaten to spill out of the sink if I'm not faithful in attending to them.
- Country dirt seems to coat our floor like a wax job, and the Swiffer and I swing a little dance most every day to keep the dirt out and the clean in.
Brain cells I'd rather spend writing, or contemplating that get swallowed up in the everyday.
And then there are those things I want to do with my child:
- To rock him and read him stories as I snuggle and breath in his fresh smelling head.
- To take him on walks, and talk about the trees, the the grass, the chickens, the fields, the sky, the sun...to introduce him to the world we live in.
- To play with him on the floor, and watch his delight with the noises he makes.
There is also the have-to.
- Dirty diapers.
Each day seems to function with its own rhythm, and I want to be there and experience it.
- For one, I don't want my son to remember me with the phone in my hand and the computer in my lap. I'm not against Facebook, just against the culture it is creating.
- Furthermore, I don't like the idea that by just posting 'pieces' of ourselves online we've suddenly created a relationship with people. In real life, how many of those 'Friends' do I actually hear from? The ones I hear from know me better than a picture, a status update, or my likes and dislikes.
- I unplugged so that I have the ability to invest in the real people around me in the community. Someday I might get back on, but for today, I'm glad to have things quiet. Since I quit, I'm not receiving advertisements I don't want, and I'm not in the 'know' on what everyone else is cooking, playing, reading, doing. But for today, I'm okay with that. I want to be all here for the people in my life.
Have you ever considered taking a break from Facebook or quitting all together? What keeps you from quitting Facebook?