Đạo and Đán are adapting well without screen time. They played together and haven’t asked for their iPad. I am not sure if I should bring back screen time.
I am, on the other hand, failed miserably. After returning a dozen of books to the library, I felt empty. Everyday at work, I walked to the library after lunch just so I get some exercise. I browsed the new bookshelf and could not help myself. I picked up one English non-fiction and two Vietnamese books.
When I spent time with my kids, I did not pick up my phone. I also did not open my book. Although I got tired of watching Polar Express for the hundredth time, I enjoyed having Xuân sitting in my lap. I just kissed his head and rubbed his arms. When I took Đạo and Đán to Taekwondo or Vietnamese school, I could not wait to spend the next two hours reading. When I them to Vietnamese school last night, the rain was pouring hard; therefore, the parents who waited around went inside the school. They sat around and chit chat. I just sat and read. I could have joined them, but I didn’t feel like doing the work. I must admit. I am suck at socializing.
My kids aren’t like me. They can play with anyone and I am happy about that. I am also glad that they are not like me in that regard.