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My oldest two kids just finished explaining to me that my laptop is old-fashioned. They may have a point, but still.
Remember how we didn’t even used to have the internet? Or at least not web 2.0. We didn’t have devices and gadgets and twitter! Remember?
Yeah, I baked a lot more bread back then.
Of course, I only had one kid, so that may also have affected my time-spending choices.
I know plenty of people like to bemoan our “always-on” internet culture, and talk about the banality of our social media interactions (“Who cares what you ate for breakfast?”), but you know what? Most in-person conversation is kind of banal, too. And before we started talking online, I don’t think I’d had an uninterrupted conversation with anyone but my husband in three and a half years.
So while it may have been easier not to have technological distractions from the rest of our lives, I’m not convinced it was better. Just different. Different I will admit to. Better… well, maybe if you really like bread.