Right at this moment it is X-Box and everything about it, that is driving me batty. Rob plays it whenever he can!! It is fired up before Logan is even down for a nap, or bedtime, when I go to bed he stays up and plays (coming to bed around 2:00). I hate that it is online and they all talk to one another over those stupid headsets too!!! I find it super annoying!! They name call and yell back and forth.. and talk trash to one another. I think it is silly.. I mean I am all for chat and message boards but to talk live to people and fight with them over video games is so unsettling to me.
Over all I feel like technology has made our relationship what it is.. Between the 2 laptops, Rob's Blackberry (which is online), Rob's I Pod Touch (which is online), and Rob's X-Box (which is online). Getting in his car to food shop is always painful. We sit in the drive way for at least 2 minutes while he checks his email on his phone then sets up his I Pod up to hear his favorite play list. I sit and huff and get annoyed and he ignores me. At home we don't ever have a conversation or spend any time together. He is totally obsessed with technology and having it available to him at every moment. So I have become dependent on my computer. Even when we sit and watch a show together now someone or both of us are on-line.
Is this totally insane or are other families like that too.
I refuse to have Logan watch TV and video games. I really only let him watch a tiny bit of tv once in a while like 20 minutes a week since he was 12 months (before that I woulds never let him watch even a second of it). I am all about imaginative play and learning to entertain yourself through exploration. I hate to use the tv as a sitter.. But once a week or so if I am out of ideas and he is making me nutty I give in.. I plan to hold strong at least until he is 2 like is recommended. But even then I will really limit all that tv watching.
ok rant over.. Maybe I will be in a better mood by the next post!