Friday, 16 May 2014

Disconnect to Reconnect

When we dine out during weekends, we get stares from strangers and fellow diners seated around us.

We make some mess, but of course, for we have 2 kids under 5 at our tables.

We are multi-lingual and multi-racial, sure, but we are eating in peace and harmony as a family without a care of what the latest political spin is.

People stare. 

They don't ask.

Honestly, we feel that they find us odd - that devices are not being used at our table during meals.

I let The Little Girl doodle with her colour pencils, fold origami and stare into space if she likes.

I let Bean make music out of table drum and laugh out loud at his elder sister.

They eat knowingly and aware of what goes into their little mouths instead of numbing it all down with screen time.

We are odd, yes. We have not invited the iPad or iPad Mini or iPhone to meals with us for a long time now.

We don't even have a data plan (on purpose). Those who need to reach us know how and when. The stock market is shut on weekends so our work is not really affected. 

We do disconnect to reconnect.

Family. Friends.

Face to face. Hand in hand. 

For real.

Yes, we are admittedly odd. We know that.

We are so proud of that!

Would you dare attempt this for just one weekend and report your experience? Let me know how it goes!

Disconnect to reconnect. Try it!


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