Monday, March 30, 2009

Why you won't be hearing from me for a while.....

During an actual conversation with KJ.....

KJ: Mom.

KJ: Mo-oom....

KJ: MOOOOMMMMM!!!!!

Me: What?!!! Don't yell!

KJ: Mom, sometimes I feel like you pay more attention to the computer, and don't pay enough attention to us.

Me: .....(wracked with guilt)........

Thus, I will be taking a little blogging break for awhile. So, I can make sure that my kids don't feel neglected and won't need years of therapy later on it life because their mother paid too much attention to the computer.

23 comments:

Kristina P. said...

We'll miss you, but I totally understand!

debilyn said...

Been there, heard that!...so I REALLY understand. It's also why I've significantly tried to limit my computer use over the past couple of months.

Enjoy your family...we'll miss you, but totally understand if we only get you in small doses from now on =)

Peggy said...

Breaks are good. Enjoy it!

Shauna said...

Enjoy your break :) ♥ Hugs ♥

Missy said...

Don't be gone too long! I do understand! My son calls me a BlogHopper!

Lara said...

Definitely always good to reassess your priorities.

Cynthia said...

I've heard that too. I just cared less about hearing that! (hangs head in shame). Enjoy your break with the kids.

2busy said...

We will miss you, but totally understand. I often wonder if my kids feel neglected. I sit here so much I think my butt is getting bigger. Need to run!

tammy said...

Okay...now I'm feeling guilty. Especially since as I was reading this post, Connor was trying to talk to me and I wasn't listening.

wonder woman said...

The Hulk does this. Calls for me, I don't answer then yells. Of course it gets my attention, but I tell him that when he needs something, he needs to come right to me, and say please. I don't think this will ever catch on, but a mom can hope, right?

Not that this is the point of your post. I have also had my children say, "Mom, I'm talking to you." Or pull my face to them so they know I'm looking at them.

Enjoy your break. We (I) will miss you, but will be fine. Don't worry about us. ;)

devri said...

My kids told there friend once that if you ever want my mom to let you do something, ask her while she is on the computer!

Great! I scaled waaayy back!

I read you daily, just don't comment all the time.. but know I heart you!

DeNae said...

Do this if you must. But under no circumstances should you tell your kids that you're doing it. That way lies manipulation on a quantum level.

After all, my kids sell the same soap whenever I'm reading, preparing a lesson, watching my favorite show, attempting to nap, using the bathroom...

Kids have an astonishingly high capacity for recognizing when you're distracted, and they take it intensely personally.

Show the same interest in THEM when they're involved in something besides listening to you, and watch the hissy fits fly!!

Naughty little hypocrites!

Mikki said...

Have a great break. And when you come back, I really want to see pics of your haircut. Whatever happened with that anyway????
I'm supposed to be taking a break, but I kind of suck at it.
Ha Ha!! The word verification is "reycese"--get it? recess. Your blogs at recess.

AS Amber said...

Will you still be lurking? I find I enjoy lurking more than posting most of the time. Enjoy your time off!
See you this weekend!!!

Jo said...

I am sure you will be able to find a good balance between mommy and blogger. Take care of your family and yourself!

Cadance said...

guilty....mine are dressed, fed & happy though...does that count!? LOL!

Rachel said...

I feel like this sometimes, but am still waiting for the guilt to kick me off the computer. . . good for you!

Melissa said...

So so so understandable! When my kids were younger, I could have never done this! I'll miss ya, but will be here loyally like little puppy dog, when you choose to resurface!
xoxox
M

mormonmommyblogs said...

Hey. Been there, doing that. I read very few blogs now. I write my stuff late at night after everyone has gone to bed... its so easy to get sucked into the black hole of blogdom.

I'm glad you just live around the corner though... I would miss you if you didn't.

Spence said...

Good for you Sherrie. First things first.

tiburon said...

Totally understandable.

But I am still sad :(

Mina said...

Good for you! I'll miss you, though!

Mother Goose said...

dang you are breaking, and I am just now coming back to the blogging world! when will our schedules be like they used to??