Friday, July 18, 2008

Internet Addiction

Hi my name is Renee and I am addicted to the internet.

Sometimes as a stay at home mom, its my only connection to the outside world. Its how I find out about world events. If I didn't go on the internet I wouldn't know if anything was going on.

Oh who am I kidding. I spend most of my time on the internet posting on this blog. I also read about 100 other blogs by really talented and funny people. And I am finding new ones every day. I've made connections through these blogs to some amazing people.

But its hard to fit all of this into the times when Bunny is napping or after Bubs comes home. I often find myself slipping into the computer room just to check my e-mail or just to read one blog. Well one turns into seven and then eleven.

When Bunny sees me heading towards the computer she screams "No blogs mommy" and grabs my hand. And that is when I know I have a problem. A 2 1/2 year old knows the word blog.

So this morning I didn't go to the computer. Instead I sat down and just hung out with Bunny. And you know what? The world didn't end. The computer didn't explode. I didn't have 100 e-mails to check (just 10). And best of all I had fun.

So now I need a 12 step program or wireless access. Either one will work.


Melanie said...

See, I really enjoy the delayed gratification of checking my e-mail only once or twice a day because HELLO, SO MANY EMAILS.

It gives me a false sense of popularity. :)

anymommy said...

I'm not sure if you can pull this off now, but I call it 'working.' Are you working, momma? Yes, darlings, just a few more minutes and I'll be done with my 'work.'

Christy said...

Wireless definitely doesn't help the situation. I am always dragging my laptop around, checking my email and bloglines. It is a sickness.

EatPlayLove said...

I'm right there with you, once again. I didn't post for two days, but did tonight. Guess what the world is still revolving. LOL!

I have to admit the addiction could be much worse, that's my justification anyway!

Brickhouse said...

I'm in the same club. As a stay-at-home dad, I feel a disconnect from the outside world. Thank goodness for the internet. It's where I get my news, my e-mails, and of course, Blog Surfing!