Low-fi/hi-tech

Quality screen time.

Working from home means that I set a HIDEOUS example to my kids about screen time. Even though I make loud and deliberate statements like “well that’s enough COMPUTER for today” and elaborately switch off, I still found out that Mr Meat & Potatoes had been comparing notes at daycare about how much time mummy spends online. Luckily for me, he was mainly chatting to a gorgeous girl who’s mum is also typing away for most of the day running a business. In the end they both concluded that their mummies were quite normal, but it was a good and gentle reminder about keeping the balance right.

So while I consider strategies to better separate work and life, I’ve got a cool bit of craft fun that lets him join in for the work bit. His very own laptop! Simply print, cut and paste onto folded cardboard (a manila folder is perfect) and you’re away! Attach a real life computer mouse (with that other high tech tool – sticky tape) and you’ll be both happily clicking away throughout the afternoon. But make sure you switch off at dinnertime – definitely NO screens at the dinner table.

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4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    MummyK said,

    Hehehe so cute! I just got mine her own vtech laptop, it was for free 🙂

  2. 2

    They are getting smarter and smarter these days. I see 3 year olds happily playing with iPads. The work life balance is so important but getting harder to do

  3. 3

    MummyK said,

    I just made beef triangles for dinner and it’s a hit! That’s two out of two now! I’m going through your whole book! You’re awesome!


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