This Labor Day weekend, we took a few extra days off & went to the beach for an end of season vacation. We went with friends of ours & their two small children. We had a condo right on the beach & within walking distance of all the shops & an amusement park.
While we were there I was surprised to see how many families had their faces buried in their phones. I saw this on the beach. I saw it as we walked through the amusement park & most notably when we were out to dinner one evening. We were all talking, laughing and enjoying our time together. At the table across from us sat a woman with her three children. One child had a laptop at the table and the other 3 including the mother had their faces buried in their phones throughout their whole meal. How sad this made me. I know we are all guilty of checking our phones more than we should, but the day I cannot enjoy a vacation, a family outing or a meal with my loved ones without staring at my phone every 10 seconds, please take it out of my hand and smash it on the floor.
It upset me to see this, but I turned back to my own beautiful family and was happy that I left my phone back at the condo. Had my face been buried in a phone, I might have missed out on any number of beautiful moments that occurred over those few days.
Her first steps into that cold ocean
Watching a special friendship grow
Art in unexpected places. We saw this pattern left from the tide.
Our first snow cone
Carousel with daddy
Thumbs up for the rescue trucks.
And all the other family smiles…
The summer might be coming to an end, but our memories will last a lifetime. I hope all of the rest of you enjoyed your holiday weekends as well.