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#572334 - 04/14/19 02:21 PM new age high tech dumb phenomonon...  
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The other day our 1st great-grandson had his 2nd birthday party, which ended up at our house due to crappy weather. Pretty much a madhouse family-reunion style thing, about 30 people here, mostly 'dads' family that we've never met. Lots of relatives of all ages. At least 20 of them were teens/young adults, who we couldn't get to put down their smart phones long enough to eat the mountain of food that was there. After everyone ate, everyone retired to the nearest place to sit and got back on the smartphones...

After some dirty dish cleanup, Orion got put in a high chair next to his cake, everyone gets up and joins in, we all sing Happy Birthday, mom & dad keep trying to get Orion to blow out the candles instead of grabbing them, cake got smeared around, everyone's laughing...

but from the moment Orion got planted in his chair, I looked around and I couldn't find a single person in the room holding a smart phone to take pictures or video-- except my wife... ???

I seriously don't get it... idn


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#572338 - 04/14/19 05:58 PM Re: new age high tech dumb phenomonon... [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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" ...couldn't find a single person in the room holding a smart phone to take pictures or video-- except my wife... ???"

Remember there is a camera in that phone. (:-)


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#572340 - 04/14/19 07:59 PM Re: new age high tech dumb phenomonon... [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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Sadly the phone thing is more the norm today. People have no idea there is a whole world going on all around them,


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#572356 - 04/16/19 11:10 PM Re: new age high tech dumb phenomonon... [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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We have a rule in our home--no TV, no smartphones, no electronic devices on or in use during meals. That includes meals in restaurants.


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#572360 - 04/17/19 08:25 PM Re: new age high tech dumb phenomonon... [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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Same rules at our house. Try to promote as many activities as possible to eliminate screen time. Yet another reason while we love boating time.


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