I'll be the first to admit, I'm on my cell phone a lot. A big reason for that is my work- blogging and styling both require tons of email answering, social media presence, and planning, all of which are done on my handy little cell phone. Those things aside, I still catch myself pinning 79 german chocolate cake recipes and watching random Youtube videos my college roomate posted on Facebook. And honestly, it gets exhausting. I grow legitimately tired of having my phone in my hand sometimes. And I'm sure it frustrates the people around me even more than it does myself. One of my goals for the new year (and the past 3 years) is to just put the damn phone down. You know, live life.
I spent the better part of this afternoon perfecting my Snickerdoodle Mug Cake recipe and I'm happy to say that 5 test mugs, a tummy ache, and likely 4 new cavities later, it's finally on point. I'll be sure and share the recipe on here soon! Bear was so sweet the entire time, playing with toys on the living room floor and occasionally asking for some Goldfish. By the end of my baking experimentation, Bear looked at me and said, "Mommy, please come cuddle with me". How could I say no to that? He then followed with, "A cuddle is just a big hug on the couch". So that's exactly what we did, we shared a nice big hug on the couch and watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse...no cell phones allowed.
I want to have more of those moments- times that life is so magical and wonderful and all-encompassing that I completely forget to even pull out my phone. Less Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram because if life is truly as amazing as those forums make it seem, would we really think to capture every single thing that happens to us? Or would we be so caught up in those beautiful moments that posting a picture for the world to see would seem insignificant and unnecessary? I'm not saying I'm giving up my annoyingly giant iPhone 7 Plus completely- I do still need it to work and binge-pin crafts I'll never actually make from time to time. But I want more real moments, more phoneless cuddles with my sweet little boy. I don't want Bear to look back someday and remember a Mommy that was constantly looking at her cell phone; I want him to remember a Mommy that was constantly looking at, and "couch hugging", him.