“What does ‘mmmmm’ mean?” asked the 4 year old.
Technically, it means, “I am reading an article on the computer.” But instead of saying that, I said, “It means, ‘What do you want, Mary?'” Then I deliberately turned from the computer to face her.
I’m trying to model respect and courtesy. Trying to give real people the attention they deserve. These distractions aren’t going away, and will only get worse in time. I think I need to establish a media-free period of time every day…