|Mama and Babies first visit to Amsterdam's Apple store's grand opening.|
I will never forget the day this past summer when my addiction first began. I held the little white i-phone in my hand, stroking tenderly the screen and not yet aware of the magic that was inside. I first downloaded the Facebook application and it went crazy from there.
I was connected to a world other than wiping butts and snotty noses. I was once again part of the real world, The World of Adults. I was free at last.
And then my bubble was burst...a fellow Mama i-phone Owner said to me (after I was bragging how much it had changed my life) how she had an addiction and she was trying to stay off of hers. What! I thought, what blasphemy! There was nothing more wonderful than the i-phone. I held my little baby tight and vowed I would never let it go.
About six months later and a million times of constantly checking my email, Facebook or whatever the fad app of the week is, I realize I have an addiction. My friend was right...Mama is an addict! Being connected to The World of Adults is not always a good thing. I became crazy reading the Mommy sites, forums and groups (which talk about crazy people, these mommies! That's another blog post) I went bananas seeing who commented on my Facebook posts. I was tired. I was beaten. I barely had enough attention to give to my smelly, snot-nosed babies much less my pretty little baby Apple.
So I have decided it's time to break my addiction. I only allow myself to creep Facebook or surf the net three times a day on my phone, for a start. I will slowly ween myself off Apple like I did my kids from the bottle...Slowly, taking one day at a time, and maybe finding a substitute, like my i-pad (just kidding, maybe not). I know there will be set-backs. I know the grueling path it will be, but I can do it. I am going to control this addiction! One day I will be Apple free...ok well, not totally, I will always need to text message, call, check the weather, check the traffic...!