The hardest part was not having a camera. So many cute photo opportunities I missed! I also didn't realize how much I relied on certain apps on my phone, like the calculator and weather app. The latter is surprising because I'm the type to check the weather by going outside. But summer showers here are sporadic, so it is nice knowing when to look out for rain.
On the bright side, it somewhat helped me lose my phone attachment. I was still distracted while on the computer, but at least I wasn't when I was with the boys. I'm being careful getting back into using my phone so I don't develop an attachment again. I'm going to follow these three simple guidelines to help me:
- Wait until the boys are eating breakfast to turn on my phone.
- Turn it off at least a half hour before bedtime.
- Put it away when I'm with the boys, including when eating, unless I want to take a picture.
Do you have a smartphone? Have you made any usage rules for yourself?