My husband and I have talked recently how we wish we could become Amish. Now I know this is unreasonable. Heck, we’re not even German. But, we both want to got back to the era when life was slower. Little House on the Prairie is one of our favorite shows because it lets us go to this time, if just for a little while.
I think it might have to do with the fact that our babies are growing up. We have been talking about my son, who turned 12 in December. He is growing up so fast. We have begun to discuss how we will handle all of the teenage things we know will be here sooner than we can imagine. DRIVING, DATING and HIGH SCHOOL just to name a few.
We have discussed courting and I look forward to reading and learning more about this. I feel like this might be where God is leading us with our children.
Now for driving, we have decided (for now) that they won’t drive until they are 21. Okay, just kidding. But, I also don’t think we will allow them to drive at 15 1/2 which is what our state allows. I think that is too young to be in control of a deadly piece of machinery.
The closest we have gotten to slowing down our lives is to turn off the TV (which somehow gets turned back on when I’m not looking). This has helped because all of the temptations of television are gone and the kids seem happier without the TV. We play more games and spend more time together.
We also are planning a BIG garden for this spring. We have started seeds indoors and they are growing really well so far.
We can’t wait to put these outside after the danger of frost. We also are getting ready to plant some more tomatoes in our Topsy Turvey. I have never used it but am excited to try. WHO wouldn’t enjoy growing tomatoes upside down?
Are you thinking of going backwards when it comes to technology and your way of thinking? Let me know and we can enjoy the simpler life together.