Disconnecting at Holiday Dinners
It’s no secret that I’ve been on a mission this past month – to disconnect from technology and reconnect with my family. Sister Schubert’s has been helping with their fabulous Basket of Warmth that I shared here, and I can’t believe the difference I’ve noticed in our house already. Dinner time has become a special occasion each and every night – we are really sharing with each other and I love it!
While I think we’ve got the routine down now – everyone putting their devices away, plugging them into the basket of warmth, and then sitting down to enjoy a delicious meal together – complete with Sister Schubert’s dinner rolls! Sounds like a lot of work, but couldn’t be easier.
With the holidays happening and extended family members descending on the house for one meal and another, I am so excited to disconnect with them, too! Of course, I mean disconnect from our devices and reconnect with one another.
Would you believe my parents have their smart phones and love being on them?
I plan to have a special spot set aside in my house for everyone (I’m talking Aunt Freda, Uncle James, Cousin Jenny, and even Grandma Joan) to plug in their smartphones and other devices before dinner. I’ll be giving them instructions not to touch them. The first one who checks their phone during dinner gets to do the dishes
How do you think they will react?
How do you think disconnecting at holiday dinners will make a difference with your extended family?
I hope they will see the value in having that time to truly be present with one another, and create new memories as we share old ones. I can’t wait to share this important idea with my extended family members and friends. Every dinner together should be spent connecting with each other. Wouldn’t you agree?
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