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I Took A Stand Against Technology Today

I Took A Stand Against Technology Today

Technology is getting out of hand. One-on-one communication is not always the norm anymore. What used to be accomplished with a phone call, meeting, or handwritten note is now expedited with mass emails or group texts. 

Teachers use group texts for communicating with their classes, students with their study groups, and employers  with their employees. Parents also use group texts, staying on top of it all with their children. 

I’m in that parent category as well. I group text with the girls almost every day. There are four of them and it’s easier this way. We left Andrew out of this group. I can’t remember why, but I doubt he would respond to our silliness often. He acted upset about it once...

Here are few group texts from the last week. You can tell how serious this conversation is. Of course there is also the teacher child who communicates with her colleagues per group texts! We get one of these a few times a month from Amie. 

Today I took a stand against group texting and before we left for church I individually texted all my children, “Happy Easter!” 


No group text. Andrew still hasn’t responded. 😦

I should follow up with individual phone calls to them all later this afternoon. 

~Elle

Halfway To Nowhere

Halfway To Nowhere

H was on the phone telling someone the directions to our house. He always  seems to use the hard way around when he gives directions. But when I heard him say the turn was about four and a half lights, I knew he had lost it. 

After he finished his call, I asked him, “Exactly, what is four and a half lights? What constitutes a half light?”

He replied as though I should know the obvious. “It’s halfway to the fifth light.”


This comes from a man who tells me to go east for half a block and then head north, or go south for about sixty miles and then turn west at the 3rd exit. 

I need rights and lefts – and landmarks. An exit number would also be nice. How about you? 

Where is that fifth light anyway? How far away? By the time you get to it you’ve gone too far! 

~Elle

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