My DD has just been down for a few days with SIL and 2 delightful teenage GD's. A very enjoyable break all round, but DH and I were amazed to see how technology has taken over their lives. More than once we came into the room to find DD on laptop and the others on I-phone or I-pad, sitting in complete silence (one had headphones on, too). This apparently is the norm, although they didn't do it when we were sitting with them, which is a blessing! I have a picture of them all in their own little worlds when at home, hopefully communicating at meal-times if at all, and they seem blissfully unaware at how modern IT has affected their lives.
I even saw an article about toddlers having I-pads with their own blogs written by their mums!
It may have been boring when we all collected around the television set each evening when I was a child, but at least we did talk to each other, even if it was to argue about what to watch!
I would be interested to know the views of other Gransnet members, bearing in mind that while I have been accessing the internet today, no words have passed between DH and I - but then, he is snoring quietly!
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