There are times I am certain my life would be sweeter and simpler without a computer. Yes, I see the irony here.
I am slowly unplugging things like Facebook, Instagram and Google+ (although that one was easy) I just gave up my iphone and went back to a dumbphone. (is that the opposite of smartphone?)
While I may indulge myself, I have always resisted the idea of children needing to be so wired. This article here sums up how I feel.
Being the old fashioned mama I am, my girls are practicing their penmanship with cursive. I hope it will benefit them even if they don't need it later in life. I desire to instill a love of letter writing and maybe help it not to become a totally lost art.
"A good handwritten letter is a creative act, and not just because it is a visual and tactile pleasure. It is a deliberate act of exposure, a form of vulnerability, because handwriting opens a window on the soul in a way that cyber communication can never do." New York Times
I made a letter writing folder and hope each of us will write and mail one letter a week. Who knows maybe we will even get a reply. That would be very exciting!