Since purchasing my iPhone 5 a few weeks ago I have found myself all too attached to it. Even at work, my personal emails and Facebook notifications scream 'read me! read me!' in the midst of my work duties. A couple of days at this and I realized this was eating up a fair chunk of my day - I turned it off. My employer is not paying me to read personal stuff.
And even more appalling is to look up from your plate while talking to find your dining guest texting. What! Am I THAT boring?
This doesn't just apply at the table either. Any time a group of people are gathered for the purpose of discussing anything, a cell phone going off says to the group "I have someone more important then you to talk to right now" Excusing yourself and leaving the room does not make us feel any less unimportant.
There is a time and place to TURN OFF the Phone.
Unless you are a 2 year old...
Then it is down right adorable!
Eva came for a sleepover last night and then we went out for pancakes this morning. When we finished eating we called her mom to say we were on our way and soooo Eva wanted to chat,
She was actually off in her own world chatting away to mom about pancakes and orange juice and Grandma and Grandpa's bed and the fact that she kicked them and kept them awake a good bit of the night (not really that last part).
She got quite comfortable too....
Until Grandpa said times up!!
So what's your take on cell phones at the table, or anywhere people get together face to face to talk
or your take on adorable 2 year olds getting away with it. :)