Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My challenge this week.

I am very attached to my phone.  I would not say addicted, but just very attached.   I have had an iPhone for over two years now and for those two years I have had a love - hate relationship with it. 
I love it because... 
It allows me to have so much information at my fingertips. 
I hate it because...
It allows me to have so much information at my fingertips.  
I have grown so attached to being able to check my email (personal and work), look up something on the web, find directions (gps), read blogs, etc whenever and where ever I want.

Last week I was thinking about how many times a day I check my email via my phone and how much time that probably consumes without me even realizing it.  On top of that, I do not want my children to think it is acceptable to be tied to your phone.  How bad would it be if 60 years from now someone asks them about their childhood and what they remember about their mother and they say...'Well, I remember she always had her phone.'  Well, that might be a little extreme...I'm not that bad...yet :o ) 

Anyway, on to the point of my post.  As of yesterday I have disabled the email functionality on my phone, have sworn off the internet button and no more flipping through and reading my blogs (via my phone).  For the next week, my phone will just be a phone...nothing else.


Bonnie said...

Are you giving up your iPod for Lent? Just kidding.

Rich said...

Tonya, now you are using your phone like we use phones. It's not so bad.

The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

I hear ya girl....I feel the same way about my computer. I try to only check it once in the morning and then again when the kiddies are down for naps...but often Eva wakes up from her nap to me on the computer. I honestly DO worry that her memories of me will be of that!!!! Matt recently got me an IPod Touch (not an IPhone...but it does allow me to check my e-mail, blog, and such) and at this point I feel it is better, but I still have to get on the ol' computer to post on my blog.

Anyway, the point of this whole rambling comment is that I UNDERSTAND!!!

Looking forward to our playdate!!


Jenna said...

Haha...My dad's comment cracks me up! I hope you aren't going through withdrawals...we can commit you if necessary :)

Tonya said...

I seriously thought about giving it up for Lent, but that would just be too long! Not sure I could do it!