Anna June has a knack for pretending. Recently, she started taking her plastic iPhone in her purse everywhere. She will be so engrossed in her imaginary conversations she will tell us that she's on the phone. I have no idea who she's calling.
I don't talk on the phone very often. In fact, I try to get all my phone calls out of the way before I get home, so that I can devote more time and attention to AJ. Plus, talking on the phone with a kid is difficult - I inevitably have to stop to give her instructions, advice, corrections, or answers.
I've been reading a little of the blog called Hands Free Mama, and the writer speaks powerfully about being present in your own life, about putting down the phone and other distractions that are dangerous and hurting your relationships.
I guess I still have a lot of work to do if AJ is busy chatting away on her phone, not interacting with the real, live people at the table. She can only imitate what she sees.
11 hours ago