I’ve written about my thoughts from the book we read for our “Tech-wise moms” group (The Tech-Wise Family), but I kept this part out for a post of it’s own because it’s one of the biggest things that hit me from the book.
Here we go:
I know what you’re maybe saying…ok, so it takes seven minutes to get into the meat of a real conversation. Fine. Great. But why is that so important? And why did it hit me so much?
Well, I feel like life gets so dang fast-paced with kids and family…and friends for that matter, that sometimes we don’t take (or should I say make) those seven minutes work to connect us deeper. If you really think about seven minutes, lots of conversations are quicker than that these days. And we use texting to get our point across more than ever. But when we do, we’re missing out on real, deep conversation that takes focus and love. It takes shooting the breeze for a little while. It takes talking about that math teacher that is driving our kid crazy…and when they know you are really listening…maybe six minutes in (ha!) …then they may spill the beans about something else they’re worried or excited about.
The connection deepens.
Part of what this author talks about is how great conversations are in the car:
…and I totally agree. That’s why I love road trips so much.
But technology squeezes out even that time so much if we let it.
Ok, I have many more thoughts on this, I wrote this earlier hoping to come back and expound…but you get the idea right? And right now I’ve got to run real-talk with my kids before the day gets nutty. I think I have a good seven minutes before we all need to scatter 🙂