If you can't beat them:
2. Once they are together… beat them.
The Conflict with Chronic Electronics.
Electronics are constant and they are everywhere. At our house we can’t help but use them even to text or inbox each other when we are in the same place. That is funny, but the worst part is when my kids (well, all of us) are plugged away... far, far, away from each other… in our rooms. This reminds me of the word in Spanish: enajena
----When I was a kid my neighbor would say in Spanish: “La television te enajena”. She describes the same scenario about TV and being far away. “Ajeno” means belonging to someone else, foreign, separated. Adding the “en” means to become that. ---
We have not had a TV since before the digital transition, but we have plenty of pins, posts, searches, and downloads to keep the alienation. I joined a long time ago.
1. Join Them ...
The table accommodates for twelve chairs. It is made out of two oversized doors and four large trims discarded from a church that was turned into storage for a retail store. There was a hole left on the table where the doorknob was. We used it to run a cluster of short power extension cords that allows us to connect cell phone chargers, laptops, and the rest of our chronics. Instead of a flower vase or a bowl of fruits we have an electric bouquet.