“Remark to Ola: try to vary the word gadget or gadgets with synonyms. You repeat the word quite often in your post.” – mba Yo
Assalamu’alaikum fellow readers!
This week’s challenge is quite complicated. Although it was my idea (…and I regret it now, DUH), this topic is really hard to handle. I can easily write about it in Bahasa Indonesia, but in english????
Okay then, let me try to sort everything up.
Gadget. Who doesn’t have it? Even my nanny at home
have has it and intensively communicate with her children and friends who live in the village with it. It really helps her to reduce her homesick during her working time at my house. So the effect of gadget in her life is a positive one.
Then how about me?
Currently, I have 2 gadgets that always accompany me everywhere. One is for my business
thingy, and the other one is for my personal activities. You can always see me holding a gadget on in my hand. Even when I do the morning routine in the bathroom or while feeding my son. A naked truth I know.
I need to always stand by near my gadgets because I
‘m also handling handle the sales activity for my clothing line. Even when I stay at home, I still have to coordinate everything with my employee at the office, especially to inform the incoming orders from the customers. Thankfully the stocking system of my clothing line is already an online base (thanks to my hubby), so I can check it from everywhere as long as I have internet working on my gadget. Oh, and not to forget that it is also my duty to update my clothing line’s social media accounts every now and then. Yes, frankly I still do it all by myself.
Gadget has a lot of benefit for me in running my business and making money from it. No further explanation needed. But how about the effect of gadgets
to in my daily life?
My 2,5 years old son has started to watch television since he was 3 months old, and played with gadget since he was 1.5 years old. Now he even has his own gadget – my old android smartphone. He always asks to play with his gadget everytime he sees me “working” with my gadget, or when he gets bored with his toys. Yes, I always said that i’m “working” everytime he sees me so occupied with gadgets. Altough maybe I’m not really working, just checking my Line, Whatsapp, BBM chats which have so many social groups in it.
We can sit side by side without saying a single word because we are too busy with our gadgets. When he gets bored with his gadget, he asks me to play with him, and I say yes. But still, I can’t put down my gadgets and if I have to, my gadgets have to lay right next to me.
My son frequently has to call out my name 3 or 4 times before getting my attention. And my reaction towards him is only a simple “yes”, “hold on”, “wait a minute” or else, I get angry because he made me distracted from “my world”.
Don’t get me wrong, I read many articles about the effects of gadgets
for on kids. I know that this isn’t right. But giving him gadget is actually a form of rescuing myself from being distracted from my gadgets. He becomes so occupied, and voila, I get a peaceful serenity to do my things.
As in my first EF’s challenge post, I wrote a word of 2015, it is Equilibrium. I know I’m being such a lame and ignorant mom, judge me as you wish, but I hope I can be better on time management and finally reach a balanced life this year.
FYI, my son is a smart, warm-hearted kid, everyone can tell. Ever since I introduced him with gadget, he became more emotional, easily reached tantrum, and liked to yell. People said it’s his time to be like that, “the terrible two” periode, and it’s normal. Well.. I hope it isn’t because of the gadgets.
Now I try to limit the usage of gadget for him. I continously ask him to play Play-Doh, painting, coloring, playing Lego, or doing more physical outdoor activities. He loves to dance to the music, he also loves to sing. I never ever want to ruin his life any further just because a simple word called gadget.
So these are some examples on how gadgets affect my life. How about yours?
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