Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
James Russell Lowell (Among My Books, 1870)
Well folks –
Here we go.
Let the TECH FREE FOR PPD weekend start!
A donation link will be posted Monday morning along with my handwritten account of how the weekend went.
My husband will be updating the blog this weekend to let y’all know how I’m doing.
I will be unplugging my laptop and putting it away in the bedroom. He will be changing the password to his computer so I can’t get on it either. I will be shutting my email and internet functions off on my Centro.
And just a quick FYI, my daughters are THRILLED I won’t be checking my email every few minutes. I think Alli is beside herself at having me all to herself this weekend!
I am probably in bed as this is posting as I’ve got it scheduled to go up at 1159p Friday night.
I’m looking forward to having the computer closed and focusing on my family. I’m sure I’ll probably have some withdrawal symptoms but I’ve been dialing back all week so hopefully that will help.
This morning I got an email from Jane Honikman about my weekend plans. This is what she had to say:
Hi Lauren, Wendy shared your newest fundraising idea with me and I checked out your site about it. Know you can do this too! Actually it might be an opportunity to tell all who blog with you that Grandma Jane’s wisdom is “turn off your computer each evening at 5”. Life without computers or tv means more face to face time with those around us. Good for the soul and body to be unplugged! Good luck and enjoy your weekend! I appreciate your continuing support for PSI!! hugs, Jane
I want this to also be an example that we MUST remember to take time for ourselves in this crazy and rushed world. It allows us to focus on what’s really important and also encourages our families to do the same. Starting these habits early with our children allows them to grow up and develop the good habit of learning to enjoy the little things and appreciate the time we have with others.
As the girls played with play-doh this morning, Alli found a sheet of paper and was using them as directions. Charlotte wanted to have some so I ended up writing some down for her – and of course, Alli wanted those same directions so I made her a copy as well. The following is what I wrote and I hope that you will take some of it (minus the getting the play-doh out although it IS fun to play with it!):
First you get out the play-doh.
Then you play and play and play and play some more.
And last, you let your imagination run free.
Don’t worry – it will come back to you.