Skip to comments.Talk to me...
Posted on 02/23/2012 6:09:12 PM PST by ellenbrewster
What usually is a treasured opportunity for cross generational chit-chat became a silent car ride as a luminescent glow eerily lighted his facial features in the back seat. My grandson has mastered a hand-held electronic thinga-ma-jig which muted what had previously been a casual forum for conversations about life-in-the-now and even life-everlasting.
No knock-knock jokes. No Hey, look, a horse trailer and it has horses inside! No seemingly insignificant queries such as, Justin says there is no God. Is that true? Where once we easily conversed about hurt feelings, roadside beggars, birthdays, bullies and the like, this day the unilateral dialogue produce an infrequent, Huh?
(Excerpt) Read more at ellenmakkai.com ...
Excellent story at the end.
Sometimes we fail to realize the extraordinary and undeserved favor God has towards us.
Upper management in these situations can't be passive, surrendering without a fight. I would suggest making an issue of missing a child's conversation, even if one loses in the end actual interest will have been planted.
Of course the power play will work, as well. I can only guess what my uncle would have threatened if I had been able and insisted on thumbing a hand-held game machine while plugging my ears with ear-buds. My bet is on the power play, as in "turn that (bleep) off or walk."
Undoubtedly there have to be a lot of parents/upper management significants who use these like they use a television, hypnotic trance machines to shut children off.
Yessir, “Turn off that bleep or walk!” Granny El has to buck up...thanks.
Preach it! Amen.