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"You won't be able to do it, Mom," Cecily said when I announced my plan at the dinner table. "You've tried in the past, and that phone is right back there with you next to your bed."
I laughed. She wasn't wrong.
"I'm using my knowledge of goal setting, though," I said. "I am saying out loud that I am leaving my phone downstairs when I go to bed. Even before I go to bed."
We all know that I've been having screen time issues since the girls introduced me to a silly game. (If you want to be hooked, load 2048 on to your phone if you haven't already. It really is addictive. Problematic, actually.) I'm giving myself another few days, and then I'm taking it off my phone unless I can get myself in check!
"What about email?" Clare asked. "Are you allowed to use your computer?"
"Yes," I said. "I do useful things on my computer, so that's allowed."
My family is betting that this won't work, and they might be right. But maybe they're wrong. And maybe they'll even join me in this break-from-my-phone challenge.
And now, I'm going to go read a book!