Life through a screen 

We hear keys in the lock, and run to the door

“Just a minute everyone, I need to take this call”

“How was your day? Busy you say, 
Ping goes your message tone,

 “Darling I’ve things more important to do, than be in the room, with the kids and you”

The laptop chirps its merry song. Here in the room, life goes on. 
“Look at me Daddy” the children shout

“Just a minute I’m sorting this out”

The children whinge and whine and whimper,

“Silence please I’m sorting the printer”

“Sweetheart, please it’s half past 10”
oh!
an important email.

“I’d best reply then”

You’ll do anything for anyone,
but please my dear,
even when you are home, we’ve never really got you alone

The emails, WhatsApps and important phone calls.
The group chats the voicemails, all for a good cause. 

We know you work hard. We know you do it for us,
but please,
put down the tech
and we’ll stop making a fuss. 

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  1. YASSSSS!!!! This was our life this time last year. Hubby would come in and continue working even at home. It would be thinking and worrying about work even at 0pm at night when I should have been relaxing. We took action and both of us actually stepped down at work and now we have lesser paid jobs but we are so much happier for it! x

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    1. Oh wow. An entire life style change. That is the dream. The irony is just after writing this I started a course which is all online so I’m on tech more than ever, but I try and keep it to evenings and limit myself to 10pm ish! Thank you for popping by and sharing your experience x

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