Things I Learned In My Week Without Internet

I’m connected to the world again.  After 6 days without the internet, I have it back.  Six days, Comcast!  Six days!  At the peak of frustration they were telling me it’d be 8-9 day.  Does Comcast not know we live in the day of instant gratification?  Not cool.  Not cool, at all.

I learned a few things this week without internet.  Not everything I learned was related to the fact that we didn’t have internet, but I learned them this week none the less.

  1. You can’t book a trip to Canada with the delta app on your phone.  You need a computer to do it.  (I’m so excited for a long weekend away with a friend in the coming weeks!)
  2. If you ask 6 different Comcast customer service employees the same question, you will get 6 different answers.
  3. Internet is not necessary to download iBooks.  I downloaded and read three last week.  One of them was even good (considering the genre).Our Little Secretsu
  4. My time spent on the computer has no impact on the cleanliness of my house.  I have lots of other excuses for not cleaning.
  5. The cleanliness of my house is impacted by visits from my mother.  Thanks, Mom.
  6. When comparing how much you love each other with a four-year-old, “8 Miles”  is even longer than “infinity and beyond and all around the world and back again”.  As a matter of fact, “8 miles goes all the way to heaven!”
  7. He then further explained heaven by saying, “by all the dead people”.  4-year-old logic is sometimes kind of awkward.
  8. 8 miles of love that reaches all the way to heaven is the best feeling in the world.20130519-134539.jpg
  9. Glasses and a full head of curly hair makes for a suddenly very grown up looking two-year-old.20130519-134548.jpg
  10. Learning to see the joy in the world of a two year old is the best feeling in the world.
  11. Yes, I had two “Best Feeling in the world” claims and by definition best can only be one, but I see no point in limiting such feelings.  Here are a few other best feeling in the world moments.
    My Mom, the screen porch and a girly drink.

    My Mom, the screen porch and a girly drink.

     

Watching my boys play together.

Watching my boys play together.

 

A few moments of silence in the sun.

A few moments of silence in the sun.

 

Kellen learning at school that a butterfly comes out of a chrysalis, not a cocoon, and coming home to be twin butterflies emerging from the ottomon chrysalis with his brother.

Kellen learning at school that a butterfly comes out of a chrysalis, not a cocoon, and coming home to be twin butterflies emerging from the ottoman chrysalis with his brother.

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4 thoughts on “Things I Learned In My Week Without Internet

  1. We have a similar thing with number 6. Apparently saying I love you to the moon and back 10 times isn’t as much as saying from the end of my bed to the wall! Loving that you are getting a weekend away soon. And that the blog is back!

  2. Tatum!
    so in love with this post. I never clean either. Er…well unless somebody’s coming over and if it’s a mom with a kid like Tucker, not even then, anymore. But I love this post the most because I learned that 8 miles is enough to get to heaven (by all the dead people) and that it’s more than to infinity and back again. I tell Tucker all the time that I love him more than there are grains of sand in all the oceans, on all the beaches, in all the sand dunes, in all the sand boxes, in all the deserts in all the world. I do this with drops of water, blades of grass, etc. From now on I will have more breath and more time by simply telling him I love him as much as 8 miles.
    The photos are most excellent. As are you. Glad you had some amazing moments without internet (and I feel like I may have gone much more batty than you did so congratulations on that!).

    • Kristi, Isn’t it amazing how kids have the ability to simplify things into the purest forms? “I love you to heaven”, everyone can agree that’s a lot.

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