So swim lessons have kind of been taking over my life lately, which is totally fine because my boys are doing awesome in them. But a two-week refresher course turned into 4 weeks and counting because my sweet little stubborn Levi is one of 2 of the hardest kids our instructor has ever taught. It makes a mama proud. ;) I'm just so grateful for the instructor's perseverance.
However, since the lessons are at 11:00 Monday through Thursday and I have to leave my house at 10:30, I am left with no significant time to do anything social beforehand. Tuckered out Levi then naps when we get home, leaving us at home until around 2:30 or so. At that point most people (moms and kids, that is) are not really into hanging out so late in the day, so we usually just run an errand or two or hang out at home until Dad gets there.
As you can imagine, that leaves me feeling a bit disconnected from the outside world. Whenever that happens I tend to turn to the computer for some outside "connection", but it never really does the trick. I was talking to a good friend of mine (on the phone) about this today. She was recalling how I gave up Facebook for a while, and that started us talking about the whole Facebook addiction.
In my opinion, people (myself included) get addicted to Facebook (or message boards, forums, etc.) when they just want to make meaningful connections with people. But I don't think it's real. To me it's like porn (or any other addiction). You can look at it all you want, but it's never going to satisfy you like love will. And virtual interactions don't satisfy me like face to face, sit-down-for-a-cup-of-coffee connections. They just leave me frustrated and neurotically checking my email a hundred times a day.
Note: Blogging, by the way, is a product of my insomnia, not my addiction. ;)