I am an eDad. I have an eTeen and an eToddler. We’re an eFamily.
In the middle of me trying to write a guest post, juggle client calls, respond to emails and read feeds, my family is struggling to eat together at the table, stick to a schedule and shove in some quality time. The television is on, the phone is ringing again, my daughter is text messaging her buddies and my littlest child is trying to eat off her plate like a cat while holding her finger down on a button that screams out a high-pitched wail.
Later on, my eLife quiets down. My teen retires to her room to chat on instant messaging, cell phone tucked between her head and shoulder so she can talk at the same time. My toddler wants to watch Disney’s Spirit on TV with me (without taking her finger off that damned button). I have her tucked in beside me on the sofa while I talk on the phone (again), glancing over at my monitor only to see new emails pop up on my screen.
What happened to my family?