You might remember last December, a few weeks before Christmas, my husband lost his job. I started working overtime and totally burned myself out in a matter of 5 months.
The bills were too high. We needed to change something drastic. So we did.
We got rid of our cell phones completely.
Yeah, that's right. It's not even like we have a janky old flip phone and certainly no new iPhone 5.
We have a land line with an answering machine. When we first got it I had to relearn how to use the darn thing.
So we have been living cell phone free for almost a year!
Is that amazing or what??
I tell you what I miss the most is the texting. It made it so easy to meet up for lunch or remind my hubby at the grocery to pick up something extra but now it's good old fashioned, If I'm not home, you will never find me.
Strangely there is a very nice freedom in it. I will never be bothered again. My kids NEVER see me incessantly texting or chattering on the phone, especially while driving.
I am a nurse I see what happens to the victims of this first hand but don't deny it, we've all done it a hurry before.
I see other kids younger than my own with their own iPad's and phone like devises and it makes me kinda sad. They are just glued to the screen, seemingly brain dead.
They wouldn't even know one if they saw one. There was a kid at a park with one and of those and of course instead of playing outside at the park he was playing video games on one of those things and my son just looked at him and said, "mommy, what's that boy doing?"
I found it sad and amusing that my 2 1/2 realized how ridiculous it was and he didn't know what it was.
So almost a year cell phone free and only one car. It's almost like we're Amish (That's a joke. Please don't take offense) and we're surviving just fine. In fact I don't feel the need to be glued to my phone 24/7. I'm free to be present with my family. It's kind of wonderful actually.
Ever thought about life without a cell phone???? Could you do it?