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The Day After "Low Tech Day"


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Well, yesterday WAS interesting. The most surprising thing was that our 5-year-old wanted to do it again! I'm not willing to give up my technology on a full-time basis, but I believe I will spend less time with it.

Our day went by really quite fast and didn't even do everything we thought we would. We just took our time eating our meals, and spending time together. Our day disappeared fast by bathing, cooking a simple turkey supper, baking cookies, baking pumpkin pies, playing a couple of quick board games, reading kids' books, and making a really small batch of glycerin soap from a kit. I even had an afternoon nap with Shanna, and Lucas fell asleep on the couch (he's not used to exercising more than just his thumbs). Then we ate supper & visited with hubby's aunt & uncle, and put the kids to bed. Lyle fell asleep, putting Lucas to bed, so I made 2 small batches of lip balm that I've been meaning to try (they turned out really nice!). Lyle woke up & we snuggled on the couch and talked for awhile, then it was time to put ourselves to bed.

The day was SO thoroughly enjoyable, that I would like to do this a few times a year. I think it would be wonderful to welcome each new season with a day's break from technology. Lyle even enjoyed it, and teased me that I was on the technology before he was, this morning, but then he slept in, and I didn't turn the computer on until he was just getting out of bed. Lucas was 1st to use technology, today, by playing a V.Smile video game. He's still hooked, so I'm thinking he might need to have more of a break, to shake the addiction. Even Shanna, just 2.5 years old, understood enough to accept, with very little fuss, that there was no TV or computers, yesterday. She just seemed to forget that we weren't going to watch TV.

Next time, I would do it much the same way. It didn't take much planning or preparing. Mostly mental planning and making sure everyone in the house was willing to participate!

I dare you to give up your high-tech activities for one day and tell me how it went.
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SIRIRADHA 3/12/2010 3:35PM

    I just love reading about little challenges like this! Even if nobody becomes a full-time convert, I think it's important to change your routine just to wake yourself out of the sameness of life. It makes you more mindful of how you're spending your time, which leads you to decide whether you continue to do things because you really want to or just because they are habit.

What did you think about your glycerin soap? Are you going to make it again?

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TWOFRIENDS 2/17/2010 10:09PM

    Great day for you it seems. Could I do it yes. Would my husband do it no. In summer we have a few days like this when we go to camp. Every day we go to camp is very low tech. It really is loads of fun. Even the grandchildren don't mine.

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SAPHYR74 2/16/2010 12:06PM

    Sounds like you had a really cool day yesterday.

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