I recently went to a conference. Before I went, I set up my farm, my country life and my cafe so that nothing would spoil or rot or go to waste. I have been back for well over a week and I haven't logged onto any of the games. I am attempting to quit them all cold turkey. I have given passing thoughts to going in and deleting the games but haven't quite made it. I will say that I am enjoying having more free time. I didn't realize how much time I wasted harvesting, cooking, etc. I still think facebook is a great tool for keeping in touch but it can also be a huge time waster.
Last evening, my son and I had a rare evening of both being home without anything we "had" to do. I suggested that we go for a drive. No place special but just out and about. He will be going for his license in a few months so extra practice time is never a bad idea. What is it about the confines of a car that causes kids to talk? In the car, he shares his concerns about work (will the hiring of two additional people really hurt his hours this summer?), his thought processes about why he didn't sign up for a college visit (it is held on his hard day of classes and he doesn't want to miss Physics a few days before the AP exam) and how he is looking forward to the Magic tournament this weekend. Of course, when we got back home, he quickly returned to the monosyllabic answers that parents are familiar with around the world.
Have a great Tuesday!