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Dear Mommy on your Cell Phone

Posted by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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Dear Mom On the Cell Phone,

I see you over there on the bench, messing on your iPhone. It feels good to relax a little while your kids have fun in the sunshine, doesn’t it? You are doing a great job with your kids, you work hard, you teach them manners, have them do their chores.

But Momma, let me tell you what you don’t see right now…..

Your little girl is spinning round and round, making her dress twirl. She is such a little beauty queen already, the sun shining behind her long hair. She keeps glancing your way to see if you are watching her. 

You aren’t.

Your little boy keeps shouting, “Mom, MOM watch this!” I see you acknowledge him, barely glancing his way. 

He sees that too. His shoulders slump, but only for a moment, as he finds the next cool thing to do.

Now you are pushing your baby in the swing. She loves it! Cooing and smiling with every push. You don’t see her though, do you? Your head is bent, your eyes on your phone as you absently push her swing. 

Talk to her. Tell her about the clouds, Mommy. The Creator who made them. Tickle her tummy when she comes near you and enjoy that baby belly laugh that leaves far too quickly.

Put your eyes back on your prize…Your kids.

Show them that they are the priority. Wherever you are, be ALL there. I am not saying it’s not ok to check in on your phone, but it’s a time-sucker: User Beware!

Play time at the park will be over before you know it.

The childhood of your children will be gone before you know it.

They won’t always want to come to the park with you, Mommy. They won’t always spin and twirl to make their new dress swish, they won’t always call out, “WATCH ME!”

There will come a point when they stop trying, stop calling your name, stop bothering to interrupt your phone time. 

Because they know…

You’ve shown them, all these moments, that the phone is more important than they are. They see you looking at it at while waiting to pick up brother from school, during playtime, at the dinner table, at bedtime…..

I know that’s not true, Mommy.

I know your heart says differently.

But your kids can’t hear your words, Mommy. Your actions are screaming way too loudly. 

May our eyes rest upon those we love, first and foremost, and may everything else fall away in the wonderful, noisy, sticky-fingered glory of it all.

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mommytoeandb
by Platinum Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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Meh.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:52 PM

the mom who thinks she needs to tell others how to parent. lmao

AviannasMama
by Silver Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:53 PM
Yes its annoying to see ANYONE glued to their phone constantly, but whether you are using your phone or not, not everybody sits there and stares at their children 24/7. If your not looking at your phone at the park, I guarantee you are talking to another mom or daydreaming away.
CheesyKitty
by Cm Addict on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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shut up.

before it was phones it was books. parks are mommies break.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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OLD COPYPASTA!

MommyOfOne2710
by Silver Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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I hate going places and seeing moms on their phone constantly.
Yogamom08
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:54 PM
Eh.
mnmom300
by Silver Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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That's bologna!

Where's Dad? Pfft!
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:55 PM
Eh. I don't feel the need to always watch my kids at the park. Several days a week for years on end loses it's appeal. She is doing the same thing Ive seen her do a MILLION times before. And what you don't see is I am checking emails about jobs. Or looking for a house to rent.
cateringtomel
by Anna_Elijah on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:55 PM

ITS BEEN POSTED....

 

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