Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Turned Off Tuesdays

Lately, Mike and I have been noticing that we've been spending a crazy amount of time attached to our electronics.  Like, my phone is glued to my hand, and the netbook is perpetually in his lap, and the television is always on.  And instead of having actual conversations, we kind of grunt at each other between checking facebook for the hundredth time in a day or searching for new car listings on Craig's List, again.

So, it's time for a change.  For now on, Tuesdays in our house will be known as "Turned Off Tuesdays".  The minute Mike walks in the door after work, cell phones will be powered down, laptops will be shut off, and the television will take a much needed break.  We will be forced to talk to each other, more than just "Do you know where the laptop charger cord is?" or "Can you pass the remote?"  Tonight, the plan involves a few steaks that need to be grilled, a bottle of wine, and a game of scrabble.  It's an experiment, but one that I'm thinking will be a total success.

On a side note, I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Anna enjoyed the holiday thoroughly, first with a date with her best bud Cedella at Sweetie-licious for a little tea party and a whole lotta pie.  Well, more pie for her mama, since for some odd reason my child doesn't seem to obsess over the awesomeness of this dessert as much as I do.  Crazy girl. 

Do you take one lump, or two?

Anna is totally unimpressed with pie.  I, on the other hand, am ecstatic.

Then she got to tag along with Mike and I on our dinner date, although our reservations were at 5:30, kind of like Phil and Claire from Modern Family - early bird special, anyone?  (I am a potential AARP member, remember?)  Nothing says romance like a one-year-old throwing cheerios at you.  Anna managed to keep her shrieks down to a minimum and didn't seem to annoy too many of our fellow diners, unless of course they just forgot to put their hearing aids in.  Regardless, it was a great day spent with all my valentines, and eating copious amounts of pie.

Turning off for now,

1 comment:

  1. Yay for Pie Dates!! Don't worry Anna will come around. I don't think she likes cherries though...

    And loving the turned off idea. At first glance I thought you were talking about something different all together (wink, wink). Seems like these days we're so busy connecting with our 400 closest FB buddies that we ignore the connection with the person right next to us. Gonna give this a try too.