Imagine the year is 1982 and your mom has just told you “We forgot to pay the cable bill, so no TV viewing tonight”. I don’t know about you, but my response would have been playing loud rock and roll music in my bedroom and or calling friends from the landline, to complain about the unfairness of it all.
Now, jump ahead to 2016; last Thursday to be exact, when I informed the boy on the drive home, “We’re at 95% data with one day to go, so no video streaming tonight,” “Why don’t you just buy more data instead?” He asked. “Sure, so long as you pay for it…” I replied ending his argument.
With no internet in sight, while the kids may disagree, the hubby and I had a wonderful evening. Not only were we electronic device free, but the four of us spent the evening talking, laughing and enjoying one another’s company. In fact, that evening was such a breath of fresh air in our family, I’m mulling over having more “Mental Health Days” or “No internet days” (as realized by our kids), regardless of whether we’re close to going over our data limit or not.