Starting Friday at sundown, I’m unplugging for a whole day, in honor of the National Day of Unplugging. The tricky part is that Saturday is Tariku’s 7th birthday party. As a mom blogger, doing an unplugged b-day party is like the seventh circle of hell! It’s torture! I feel both anxious and excited about the prospect.
Honestly, I wouldn’t do a day completely unplugged if my kid wasn’t going to be glued to my side all day. But he is. And I’m gonna try it. Because I’m curious.
So… if you’re coming to the party- don’t text me for directions!
I wrote a post for the National Day of Unplugging about why I’m doing it.
Here’s a teaser:
I’m curious to see what it will be like if I’m not reserving a portion of my awareness for judging my experience as I imagine others will- on my blog, on social media, on all these platforms that have been so enriching for my life but have nonetheless certainly altered how I experience it. I’m curious to know what will happen if I don’t have this escape hatch of connectivity every time things get the slightest bit boring or uncomfortable. I’m curious to know what will happen if, when my son starts being epically annoying, I lean in to that discomfort rather than relying on the outlet of some snarky tweet and the balm of inevitable supportive responses. I’m curious to know what happens to our connection if I don’t make him repeat his every feat of adorableness for me and my beloved camera.
Read the rest HERE.