A few days ago I went out for sushi with a friend. A little after we were seated, a family with two kids (ages 8-12 ish?) came in and sat down right across from us. No sooner did the family sit down than the kids whipped out their electronic devices and shoved their faces in them.
More members of their party began arriving, and it appeared to be a big family gathering. Two more kids came and after they sat down, immediately the electronics came out.
My friend and I dined for quite awhile- over two hours- and so did the family. The kids were on their devices the entire time.
I don't get what the parents were thinking? I know I don't have kids, and I shouldn't judge somebody's parenting decisions... but I am going to do it anyway! Why in the world do kids need to have their faces in electronic devices when they are out to eat!? They should JOIN THE LAND OF THE LIVING. They should converse. Bored? Make up a game. People watch. Talk to your cousin.
The most interesting part about someone's day should not be what is on their tablet. But those parents were teaching their kids it's okay to shut out the real world.
Things are just going to get worse. Because adults do it too. It's one of the reasons I don't have a smartphone. I don't want to even be tempted to resort to messing around on my phone when I should really be experiencing life.
Says the girls who blogs every day... :)
What's the most ridiculous place you have seen someone with their head buried in a device?
Parents, what are your rules regarding electronic devices in public?