|A photo I took using my phone...|
This system seemed to be working out fine for me, especially with a newborn I found my phone to be a godsend. I could keep myself entertained and connected to the world while I held my son for his nap. I probably don't need to tell you about the advantages of a smart phone, just about everyone I know has one. They're great. You get it.
But I feel like something happened to me in the last three years. I started to feel dependent on my phone, carrying it around everywhere. It was an instant distraction if I was waiting in line or Little Potato was entertaining himself. I could escape the present at the push of a button. Except that instead of escaping my present, it was more like I was being thrown out into the world.