Little trip through Washington county this morning for my OMT (osteopathic manipulative treatment) which is what keeps my headaches in line.
Snow on the canal....you can see the snowmobile tracks.
Somehow the sun makes it bearable.
There was no traffic, so it was easy to stop and take pictures.
But I didn't get one of the hawk that soared over the road, or the 20 turkeys eating on a snow covered corn field.
I love the half hour ride through the countryside. It's calming.
I told my daughters yesterday that I was grateful that I had a different experience as a mother, than they are having. They looked at me puzzled.
I said, well, you girls never had cell phones, or iPads. You weren't connected to anything. You watched a little TV when your homework was done, and you talked on the phone, but that was it.
You played outside, you talked to people around her, you interacted.
I'm glad of that. I liked the way you were.
I'm glad I'm not raising kids now.
I would probably throw all the electronics out in the snow one day.
There are lots of good things about the internet, and even social media.
But honestly, I don't think it is all that wonderful for our kids. I think they miss a lot. They don't know how to live without some device in front of their nose.
But how can you tell kids not to do it, when you see adults doing it all the time. It's just too much.
DH and I went to Olive Garden one night, and they have these iPad like things on the tables......that you can pay to play games on. HE reached for it, and I said, NOPE, if you can't talk to me over dinner, we'd better leave now.
Yes, I know. I'm bossy.
But really. Really.
I decided, watching my grandkids tweet, and instagram and "whatever' their way through an afternoon, that what I want for my birthday is a family dinner, with NO DEVICES PRESENT.
That's not much to ask, is it?
It was a lovely drive, but I loved getting home to the studio. It's my favorite place.
But you knew that.