When you’re away from the kids all day and you start missing the sound of their voices, think about the things you regret most at these moments. What would they be?
I think about the times I check my work email, scroll through various news feeds and catch up on the things I was too busy to do through the day. The cause of my guilt? My phone.
My solution: the evening disconnect.
Our pre-bed time unwind is now offline and more enjoyable. My phone gets a good workout throughout the day so needs a little re-charge by then anyway.
We often call out our kids on being distracted yet we are more distracted than they can ever be. Our kids deserve better, I know mine do.
The evening unwind is an important part of the daily routine and a good time to reconnect with the family. Everything else can wait.